Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

(Chapter 1606: MGIB-SR) NPS must enlist for the 6 X 2 or 8 X 0 enlistment option

  • Current Rates: $356 (tax-free) per month x 36 months = $12,816 (Pro-rated for part-time students)
  • Activated Reservists GI Bill (Chapter 1607, REAP) Monthly Rates: 90 days– 1 year = $625.60; 1-2 years = $938.40; 2+ years = $1,251.20     Eligible Training: undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs, certification courses from a business, technical or vocational school, apprenticeship or job training programs, correspondence courses and flight training.

Montgomery GI Bill Kicker (MGIB)

  • Current Rates: $200 (tax-free) per month x 36 months = $7,200 (OCS, WOC, SMP: $350/month = $12,600)

ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance Program

  • Current Rates:100% of tuition and fees up to $250 per semester hour.
  • Maximum of $4,500 per year (including fees).  
  • Beginning on 1 October 2003, soldiers eligible for MGIB (to include MGIB Kicker) may receive ARNG FTA up to the current authorized levels. (Note: Combined MGIB &FTA may exceed 100 percent of tuition costs.)
  • Soldiers must apply for ARNG FTA prior to the beginning of the school term.
  • Eligible Training: can be applied to a course or program taken at a regionally or nationally accredited, public or private college, university, vocational, technical or trade school located inside or outside the State of Utah to include distance learning courses. (Doctoral degree programs cannot be funded by ARNG Federal TA.)

      ARNG State Tuition Assistance Program

  • Current Rates:100% of tuition and fees up to $250 per semester hour.
  •          Maximum of $4,500 per year (including fees).  
  •          Beginning on 1 July 2005, soldiers eligible for MGIB (to include MGIB Kicker) may receive ARNG STA up to the current authorized levels.
  •       Soldiers must apply for ARNG STA prior to the beginning of the school term.
  •          Eligible Training: can be applied to a course or program taken at a regionally or nationally accredited, public or private college, university, vocational, technical or trade school located inside the State of Utah to include distance learning courses, if course is through a local  State or Private School.

 

     Utah National Guard State Tuition Waiver Program

  • Overview: Will pay 100% of tuition (not books or fees) at Utah public colleges/universities. Senate Bill 109 requires the president of each public school to set aside 2 ½ % of the in-state scholarships for Utah National Guard members. Can be used simultaneously with FTA, but cannot exceed 100% of tuition.
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   Miscellaneous Educational Services

  • Free Testing: Army Education Office: 801-656-3822/3849 ARNG soldier eligible to take CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior Exams, SAT/ACT, GRE/GMAT, GED, and Certification Exams (Spouse eligible for some exams)
  • College Credit for Military Training:   Often college credit can be awarded for military training through the AARTS program (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript). Soldiers may request a free transcript online: https://aarts.leavenworth.army.mil
  • Computer Based Training (CBT): Members of the ARNG are eligible to enroll in a computer based training program that has over 490 courses available on-line (e.g. Microsoft Office applications, Windows applications, etc.) Information at www.us.army.mil (Link to “My Education” and go to SmartForce under “Army e-learning”)
  • Helmets to Hardhats Program:www.helmetstohardhats.org   *   Troop to Teachers Program: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com

·         Distance Learning: The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) distance learning program provides a wide range of nontraditional education programs. (www.dantes.doded.mil)

 

 

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

  • The SLRP will repay student loans up to $50,000 at a rate of 15 percent or $500, whichever is greater. Payment is based on the original principal and does not include interest. ( $7,500 cap Soldier per year)