Education Services

The Education Office provides the Members of the Indiana National Guard a comprehensive resource for their civilian education benefits through administering Federal Tuition Assistance, State Tuition Assistance, education counseling, testing and facilitating the GI Bill program. The Education Office's mission is to serve, advise, and assist Soldiers & Airmen with regards to these education resources.

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Army National Guard Joined GoArmyEd the Army's Virtual Gateway to Education-Anytime, Anywhere.

  • GoArmyEd also supports Active Duty and Army Reserve as a one-stop Web site that allows Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and schools to conduct business for all education needs in a seamless Soldier-centric environment.
  • Guard Soldiers are now able to register for college courses or on-duty classes and review their student records 24X7. GoArmyEd links directly with schools to allow the Army to pay schools upfront, lifting that burden from Soldiers and ensuring that schools are paid in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • All ARNG Soldiers and Army education personnel began using GoArmyEd to manage TA for courses that started on or after 1 October 2011; the previous National Guard system is used only for grade reporting, invoicing, and recoupment processing for courses that started prior to 1 October 2011. 

The following Army Personnel Testing (APT) is available at the Education Office:

  • Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
  • Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
  • Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT or ASVAB)
  • Exam Proctoring

The following Testing is available at any Ivy Tech Community College testing center at no cost to Guard members and spouses. Call your local area school.

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES or DSST)
  • Excelsior

AR 611-5 (Classification and Testing regulation)

Additional information on the NGSG and NGES can be found on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Division of Student Financial Aid's (SFA) website, which can be accessed here:

A grant that guarantees up to 100% of certain tuition costs will be met by the State of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard.

Available to former Guard members who left the Guard under honorable discharge conditions, used the NGSG in the past, and who served on active duty overseas since Sept. 10, 2001.

The completed NGES application form must be submitted along with the DD214 and NGB Form 22.  The application is also available online. Former Guardsmen who believe they might qualify for this program and want additional information and/or to submit documentation should contact the Tuition Assistance Program Manager at 317-964-7018.

For current rates and more information about the Montgomery GI Bill, visit To inquire about a GI Bill issue, contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551. You may also go to the website, scroll to the bottom under the "Support" column, click on "Submit a Question" and follow the prompts.

Please contact the Education and Incentives office to schedule a general education brief for your unit during an IDT weekend.

Email the education office at

Main: 317-964-7023
Education Services Specialist: 317-964-7147
Fax: 317-964-7016

Mailing Address:
Indiana Army National Guard
JFHQ-J1 (Education Services Office)
P.O Box 36544
Indianapolis, IN 46236-0544