The high price of tuition doesn't have to stand in the way of a great education. The Army National Guard provides financial assistance to students who wish to attend college and enlist in the Guard with two major scholarships for full-time students: the Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) scholarship and the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) contract.
Learn about Guard Scholarships.
Earn college credit away from campus and work toward your degree faster by earning credit for what you already know.
Find out how to get college credit.
The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is available to Soldiers and officer candidates (09S) who have one or more qualifying and disbursed Title IV federal loan(s).
Learn how the Guard can help you pay off your student loans.
The Guard can help you or your spouse get training in many fields, including teaching, education, medicine and more. Your recruiter can supply more information about these innovative programs.
Read about all of the vocational opportunities in the Guard.
Low-cost life insurance plans are available for Guard members and their families.
Find out about life insurance benefits.
Guard members may be eligible for home loans from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with little to no down payment.
Learn about VA home loan benefits.
If you serve 20 years or more with the Guard, you will be entitled to retirement benefits. Because you are able to hold a civilian job during your enlistment, your Guard benefits will be in addition to other benefits.
Read more about retirement benefits.
There are many resources available to help you fund your college education. You may be eligible for loans, grants, work-study programs or scholarships—or a combination—that can significantly reduce your tuition and other costs.
Find out about additional options for funding your education.
By serving your state and country, you earn great education benefits. In addition to federal tuition assistance to get your education started, you may qualify for additional GI Bill benefits.
Learn more about your GI Bill benefits.
The National Guard will fund one administration of either the SAT or ACT for a service or education requirement. You must take your test at a DANTES test center.
Find out more about the SAT and ACT tests.
The National Guard funds one administration of the GRE General computer-based test (CBT) and one administration of a GRE Subject paper-based test per person.
Learn more about the GRE test.
The National Guard funds one administration of the GMAT per person.
Learn more about the GMAT test.
The National Guard will fund one administration of the Praxis I: PPST (complete or partial) and one administration of the Praxis II: Subject Assessments or Specialty Area test, which includes the Principles of Learning and Teaching test.
Find out more about the PRAXIS exams.
The National Guard offers many education benefits and services. And dedicated education counselors at the Guard Support Center (GSC) are available to help answer your questions and point you toward the programs that will help you most.
Read about all of the educational counseling services.
If you're an officer candidate or company-grade officer, the National Guard can help you complete your bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to your promotion to the rank of captain.
Learn about your options.