Off Topic- National Guard Help

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  1. erikdelong2828

    erikdelong2828 New Member

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    I've been interested in joining an academy in the past but had changed my mind to potentially joining the national guard. From that experience, I know this is a great forum for help and I couldn't find any other good forums for asking questions. If anybody can, can someone tell me the success rate of gaining out of state tuition through the air national guard? I want to attend an out of state university in Colorado and I've see that 6 months is the amount of time to be able to receive benefits supposedly. Is this true that 6 months after completing training that I WILL be granted the education benefits as well as instate tuition? I had contacted my college and was told that they will readily accept me as instate due to the national guard. But is there anything else that can make this all a tossup, leaving my with such a giant out of state tuition cost to pay?
     
  2. Day-Tripper

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    Some resources:

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/vets/reserve-national-guard-benefits-education-and-records

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Updated Brochure 2-11-15.pdf

    It looks like you need six months of service before you get the tuition waiver, but that time frame pretty much covers your basic training & school (either Army or Air Guard).

    https://registrar.colostate.edu/military-veterans-benefits/military-tuition-assistance/

    Any member of the Colorado National Guard is eligible for state tuition assistance (TA), up to 100% tuition paid at any of the approved schools by the DVMA. State funding can be used in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance.

    Requirements of the Department of Military Affairs (Colorado National Guard) State Tuition Assistance Program:

    • Beginning July 1, 2000 any new member of the Colorado National Guard eligible for State Tuition Assistance must have a minimum of 6 months of service in the Colorado National Guard. Interstate Transfer (ISTs) and In-Service Recruits (ISRs) are waived from this requirement.
    • To get TA the member must be in drilling status with the Colorado National Guard. If the member leaves drilling status, during the semester/quarter for which they are receiving TA, the member must reimburse the Department for the whole amount of TA received for that semester.
    • Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average.
    • There is no longer a repayment of service for state tuition assistance (2 years for every 1 year of tuition).
    To apply for the Colorado National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program visit their Online Application. Keep in mind that the application link might not be open for the term you wish to apply for. Check the boxed information for application open and close dates.
     
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