Authorized Rates and Fees for FTA
The total amount of Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA), including all authorized fees, you are eligible to receive cannot exceed $4,500 per year. If you qualify, you may receive 100 percent of the tuition cost and authorized fees up to:
- $250 per semester hour
- $167 per quarter hour
- $16.66 per clock hour
FTA will cover authorized fees that meet the following requirements:
- The fee must be related to enrollment in a specific course or term, or an enrollment fee that all students must pay.
- The fee must be refundable; if you drop a course before it starts, the Guard must not be billed for any portion of the fee.
- One-time or occasional fees are not eligible for FTA funding.
Examples of authorized fees include:
- Activity fees
- Lab fees
- Culinary fees
FTA and GI Bill benefits are separate and distinct from one another, and may be combined in some cases.
Current Guard Soldiers can get information on education programs by emailing the Guard Support Center or calling 1-866-628-5999.