Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

State Tuition Assistance

To apply for State Tuition Assistance benefits Service Members can go to https://statetuition.vangweb.com/

This website will hold your account for the duration of your time in the Virginia National Guard and the dashboard will allow you to track your state tuition assistance progress.

First, you will need to establish an account using your DoD ID number from your Common Access Card (CAC) or your military ID, along with basic personal information, to include your Pay Entry Basic Date (PEBD) or Pay Date for Air Guard.  After you have been verified by the State Education office as being eligible for assistance, you will be able to submit your application online.  Promissory Note and Grade Release forms will be emailed to you, which you must sign and return to the Education Office.

Due to the current uncertainty of COVID-19, we are extending the submission deadline to 1700 on 10 July.  At this time, we are maintaining a maximum award of $3,500 per Fall/Spring semester, or $7,000 for the academic year. However, this amount is subject to change depending on the final appropriations bill approved by the General Assembly and the Governor.

As this is an entirely new website and application system, webinars will be held every Wednesday at 1000 and 1700 from 27 May to 17 June.  The link will be posted on the website above on 26 May.

Please direct all questions to the State Education Office, Ms. Kegley, 434-298-6155 vickie.a.kegley2.nfg@mail.mil or Ms. Stallings at 434-298-3020 terri.s.stallings.nfg@mail.mil

Federal Tuition Assistance Program (FTA)

The Tuition Assistance (TA) Program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA may not be used for a lower of the lateral degree program from the one the Soldier currently possesses. TA is not authorized for programs of study beyond a Master’s Degree. Soldiers may use TA to earn one degree at each level through the master’s level for a combined total of up to 130 SH at the undergraduate level (associate and bachelor’s), 39 SH for a master’s degree, and 21 SH for an academic certificate/diploma (undergraduate or graduate level) All eligible Soldiers will request TA through GoArmyEd. Annual FTA maximum is up to $250 per semester hour not to exceed $4,000 or 16 semester hours per Fiscal Year (FY).

To apply for Federal Tuition Assistance benefits Service Members can go to www.GoArmyEd.com. Applications must be submitted at least one week prior to the start date of classes. First time Soldiers will select “Request TA” to sign up for classes, complete the Common Application and submit a Statement of Understanding.

Annual FTA Maximum of 16 semester hours per Fiscal Year up to $250 per semester hour. Soldiers may use TA to earn one or more degrees through the master’s level for a combined total of up to 130 SH at the undergraduate level (associate and bachelor’s), 39 SH for a master’s degree, and 21 SH for an academic certificate/diploma (undergraduate or graduate level).

Soldiers must maintain an Army GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate or higher when using TA.

Contact the Education Service Specialist at (434) 298-6329 or via email at vivian.e.moss4.civ@mail.mil for more information about your Federal education benefits.