Education Consultation Request

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. 

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GI Bill

For information about your GI Bill, go to and search under the appropriate section. You can find information on your GI Bill benefit and what programs are available to you. You can also call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) for questions regarding your benefits.

  • Payment Issues should be directed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Assistance Service at 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551).
  • GI Bill benefits and how to apply:
  • Transfer of Post-9/11 benefits for in-service members to initiate or make changes to transferred benefits:
  • Retirees/veterans who have already transferred, who are not currently serving and need for assistance with transfer issues, call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) or Ask VA.
  • Service members with the Indiana National Guard with eligibility issues should contact the state GI Bill manager for help. Go to for assistance with GI Bill issues or call (317) 964-7023 and select the GI Bill manager option.

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill Select Reserve (MGIB-SR) is an educational assistance program enacted by Congress on July 1, 1985, to attract high-quality women and men into the Reserve branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Benefits include college courses, on-the-job training/apprenticeship, or work study.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Six-year contract on/after July 1, 1985
  • Complete any Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT) or Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Period of Eligibility

  • Starts on the date of basic eligibility, usually after completion of basic training and advanced individual training (AIT), which is annotated on the soldier’s Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Soldiers with a date of basic eligibility prior to October 1,1992 had 10 years to use their MGIB-SR benefit
  • All other soldiers with a date of basic eligibility after October 1, 1992, eligibility ends date of expiration term of service (ETS)


  • Break in Service (Authorized 1 break in service during SR career)
    • 1 year for IRR, ING, ETS
    • 3 years for Missionary Break in IRR/ING
  • Enters AGR Status
  • Awaiting UNSAT Participant Determination for 9 AWOLs in any 1 year period
  • Receives Dedicated Guard Scholarship, Title 10 USC, Section 2107


  • Fails to re-affiliate within required time during break in service,
  • Fails to extend after return from break in service, or takes a second break in service
  • Determined an Unsatisfactory Participant for 9 AWOLs in any 1 year period
  • Death of service member

The MGIB-AD is an educational assistance program established on July 1, 1985, to encourage service members to enlist in the active services. U.S. law requires any active-duty member who meets two-year tour eligibility requirement, in-processes for MGIB-AD, and either accepts or declines the benefit. The benefit applies to college courses, on-the-job training/apprenticeships, work study or tuition assistance “top up.”

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entered active duty or AGR on or after July 1, 1985
  • Two years or longer active duty or AGR obligation
  • Served obligated period in an “Honorable” status
  • Based upon your first active-duty tour
  • Contributed the full $1,200

Period of Eligibility

  • Available up to 10 years after last honorable discharge; extended if mobilized

Plus Up Program

Increases Chapter 30 monthly benefit

  • Must be on Active Duty to make contribution
  • Maximum contribution of $600
  • Every $20 contribution increases monthly payment by $5
  • Full $600 contribution increases monthly payment by $150 for full-time student
  • Soldiers on Active Duty will NOT receive the additional payment


  • Served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty (Title 10 or Title 32 AGR except ADOS) after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty or
    • Were honorably discharged from active duty.
    • Released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list
    • Released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the armed forces
  • May also be eligible if honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served at least 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.


Amount received is a percentage based on your length of active-duty service. Amounts shown represent 100% of payment tier level.

Monthly Housing Allowance*

Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is generally the same as the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents. MHA is based on ZIP code for the school. There are some rate exceptions:

Books/Supplies Stipend*

A yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.



Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office, Bldg. 1, Room 2300
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241 

  • Education Services: 317-964-7023
  • Federal Tuition Assistance and Credentialing: 317-964-7147
  • National Guard Supplemental Grant: 317-964-7161
  • GI Bill Manager: 317-964-7055
  • NCOIC: 317-964-7020
  • Education Services Officer / OIC: 317-964-7017
  • Bonuses: 317-964-7026
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP): 317-964-7110

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