As a member of the Indiana National Guard, you’ve earned your way to higher education, a bolder career and a brighter future. From ASVAB improvement, qualifications and approvals to tuition assistance, GI Bill and stipends, the path forward isn’t always clear. Thankfully, we are here to help you fund your future and take the hassle out of using your benefits so you don't have to do it alone. Whether you are just beginning your journey, approaching graduation or somewhere in between, Education Services will guide you toward your best future.
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. Tuition Assistance (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 ArmyIgnitED, 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).
FTA pays up to 100 percent with a cap of $250 per semester hour or $4,500 per fiscal year. FTA is based on the availability of funds and cannot be guaranteed to all soldiers. Soldiers may use FTA to receive ONE degree/credentials from each of the following levels: Certificate (technical and licensure) *, Associates*, Bachelor’s (130 semester hours maximum) * or Master’s (39 semester hours maximum).
*One undergraduate certificate program hour used will be against maximum months
ArmyIgnitED is your 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 allows the Army to pay the schools upfront, lifting that burden from soldiers and ensuring schools are paid in a timely and efficient manner.
NOTE: If you notice any issues during this process, please contact the program manager at 317-964-7147.
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Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office, Bldg. 1, Room 2300
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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