Tuition assistance deadline is July 1

FORT PICKETT, Va. — The application deadline for the Fall semester, Virginia National Guard state tuition assistance is July 1, 2017.

The State Tuition Assistance Program offers up to $8,000 per year for tuition and fees and one credential at each level up to a Ph.D.

Tuition assistance can now be used at participating online schools not in Virginia but service members can only attend on campus classes at Virginia Schools. Cannot be used at for-profit schools. All users incur a 2-year commitment to the Virginia National Guard upon completion of last term used.

Application deadlines:
1 July – Fall Semester
1 November – Spring Semester
1 April – Summer Semester

Original promissory notes must be mailed in every new state fiscal year, which begins on 1 July.

Mailing Address:
Virginia Army National Guard
JFHQ, G1 Education Office
BLDG 316 Fort Pickett
Blackstone VA 23824

Grades must be turned in within 30 days after the end of each semester STA was used to Ms. Terri Stallings at

Apply at one of the two websites below:

The Federal Tuition Assistance Program offers $250 per credit hour limit not to exceed 16 credits, and individuals are eligible one year after completion of Advanced Individual Training or Basic Officer Leader Course. Only ONE credential at each level, and individuals must have 10 years of service to use tuition assistance for a Master’s degree unless haven’t used TA prior.

Officers incur a 4-year service obligation after use.

GI Bill Programs

Chapter 30 (Active Duty)
– Must have paid into the program while on active duty

Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)
– Must have at least 90 days of qualifying service on active duty after 9/11

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery Select Reserve) – High school diploma or equivalent – Six year continuous contract – Complete Basic and Initial Active Duty Training (IADT) or BOLC – Full-time benefit is $368 per month – Pays directly to veteran – Can be used with Federal Tuition Assistance

If Soldier is eligible for only ONE GI Bill – Max of 36 months of full-time benefits If Soldier is eligible for MORE THAN ONE GI Bill – MAY BE eligible for lifetime max of 48 months of full-time benefits when combining 2 or more GI Bill Programs

For any more information about education benefits please call the education phone or email the education mailbox.

Phone: (434) 298-6222