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If you’re planning on attending college, the Indiana National Guard can help you on your way with comprehensive resources that help you achieve your educational goals and secure a better future for yourself and your family. The INNG Education Office serves, advises and assists members of the Guard by providing comprehensive resources so you can make the most of your education benefits. We help you learn about federal and state tuition assistance, the GI Bill, how to sign up for education counseling or testing, and more. Soldiers can earn tuition benefits through scholarships and financial aid programs and take advantage of testing and other services. The National Guard Supplemental Grant guarantees that up to 100 percent of certain tuition costs will be met by the State of Indiana for eligible Guard members who apply.


Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office, Bldg. 1, Room 2304
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

  • Email the Education Office at ng.in.inarng.list.j1arp-eds@mail.mil   
  • MAIN INFORMATION:  317-964-7023
  • Federal Tuition Assistance & Credentialing:  317-964-7147
  • National Guard Supplemental Grants:  317-964-7161
  • GI Bill Manager:  317-964-7055
  • NCOIC:  317-964-7020
  • Education Services Officer / OIC:  317-964-7017

Tuition Assistance

The Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).

GoArmyEd is the Army's virtual gateway to education…anytime, anywhere. This one-stop website allows soldiers, Army education counselors and schools to conduct business for all education needs in an environment tailored for Army active duty and reserve. The site provides links that enable soldiers to register for college courses or on-duty classes and review their student records 24X7. The direct link to schools allow the Army to pay the schools upfront, lifting that burden from soldiers and ensuring schools are paid in a timely and efficient manner.

Here are some helpful documents to get you started:

Grants & Scholarships

Additional information on the National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG) can be found on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Division of Student Financial Aid's website, which can be accessed here:www.in.gov/sfa/2339.htm.

Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG)

The NGSG is a grant that guarantees up to 100 percent of certain tuition costs will be met by the State of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard. Applications are no longer submitted via the fillable application. All applications will be filled through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s ScholarTrack website.

Credentialing Assistance is now available on www.armyignited.com! We encourage you to register your account today and find a credential that can help advance your career goals. Visit www.cool.osd.mil/army and browse the 1600+ credentialing options available to Army National Guard Soldiers. There are so many exciting options to choose from, including private pilot licenses, personal trainer certificates, CDL license, Lean Six Sigma, welding, airport fire and rescue technician, crane operator, radiology specialist, and so much more! Once you have selected a credential, log on to www.armyignited.com to submit your credentialing assistance request in just four easy steps.

Credentials can help advance your career goals by allowing you to choose a certification in an area that expands on your existing experience or an area of interest to help further new career opportunities. The Army offers up to $4,000 per fiscal year to use toward an eligible credential listed on www.cool.osd.mil/army. So do not delay, and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Download these PDF documents for additional information:


GI Bill

For current rates and more information about the Montgomery GI Bill, visit http://gibill.va.gov/ 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.

Student Loan Repayment

The Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a special incentive that the Army offers to highly qualified applicants entering the Army. Under the LRP, the Army will repay part of a Soldier's qualifying student loans. Only specified Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify for the LRP.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program

Please contact the education office to schedule a general education brief for your unit during an inactive duty training (IDT) weekend.


We offer Army tests that will help you advance your military career and turn your career experiences into college credits. To sign up for education testing, soldiers must submit the required personnel action form, the DA Form 4187 from your unit, by email to our office, NG IN INARNG List EdTesting. Once we receive the DA Form 4187, we will email you a sign-up link to one or more of the following Army Personnel Testing (APT) options available at the Education Office:

  • Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
  • Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
  • Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
  • Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT or ASVAB)
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Non-Army personnel call: 317-964-7023

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

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

Credentialing Opportunities On-Line


Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)

  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Transportation and Logistics
  • Health and Life Science
For 1,600+ More credentials visit: http://www.cool.osd.mil/army

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