New York National Guard Education Services
Recruitment Incentive & Retention Program
You may be eligible to earn up to $4,350 per year in college tuition assistance!
Information on the Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP)
The Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP) is a New York State program designed to recruit and retain quality members for the State Military Forces (Army and Air National Guard, and Naval Militia). This competitive program will pay the cost of tuition up to a maximum of $4,350 per calendar year for eligible qualified applicants.
The following are basic RIRP eligibility requirements:
To apply for the RIRP, a Service Member must:
ARNG Soldiers must complete the electronic application at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/535774.
Applications (DMNA Form 96-1) must be received by the appropriate Education Service Representative at DMNA Headquarters by 15 August for the Fall semester and 15 December for the Spring semester. See your Education Service Representative for Summer semester guidance.
DMNA strictly adheres to these deadlines.
There are other benefits which members may qualify for including the Montgomery G.I. Bill, which would provide an additional monthly stipend to college students, and ROTC Scholarships.
For additional information contact your Education Service Representative:
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