New York National Guard Education Services

Federal Tuition Assistance Program

How to Apply for Federal Tuition Assistance

The National Guard supports your civilian educational dreams and goals, and can help you pay your tuition. Federal tuition assistance (FTA) (as opposed to those opportunities which may exist in your state) is available through ArmyIgnitED: (CAC login required).

ArmyIgnitED provides you with the ability to apply for FTA online and manage your education record - anytime, anywhere. To establish an account, go to ArmyIgnitED, click the “Get Started” link and follow the instructions. Make sure to follow all the instructions, provide the necessary information and participate in the required training.

NOTE: Tuition assistance (TA) requests MUST be submitted 8 days prior to the start date of the class. All approved TA will be paid directly to your school by the Army upon successful class completion. For assistance, or to get answers about federal or state tuition assistance, contact your state education services officer (ESO).

Authorized Rates and Fees for FTA

The total amount of federal tuition assistance (FTA) you are eligible to receive cannot exceed $4,000 per year. If you qualify, you may receive 100 percent of the tuition cost up to:

  • $250 per semester hour
  • $167 per quarter hour
  • $16.66 per clock hour

FTA and GI Bill benefits are separate and distinct from one another, and may be combined in some cases.

When am I Eligible to Apply for ARNG FTA?

Current Guard Soldiers can get more information on education programs by contacting the state Education Services Officer.

Contact Ms. Kelly Houghtaling for more information:

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