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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Eligibility for the Tuition Assistance program depends on your branch of service. Contact your branch education center for more information.

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) by Branch of Service:

  • Army
    • Eligible for FTA after completing one year of service after graduating AIT, OCS, or BOLC
    • FTA can be used towards a bachelor's, master's, certificate programs
    • Must be in good standing at your unit (not flagged)
    • Pays towards tuition only (no books or fees included)
    • Can be used for up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year (Oct 1 - Oct 1), not to exceed
      • $250 per semester credit hour, or
      • $4,000 maximum per fiscal year.
    • Members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for undergraduate degree and 3.0 for graduate degrees
    • Apply at GOARMYED.com. Information needed for application (all in PDF format):
      1. Degree program must include soldier's name, degree name, school name, academic advisor's name, and list all courses required to complete the degree by course name, number, and number of semester hours per class.
      2. Itemized Billing Statement must include soldier's name, school name, and specifically show cost of tuition separate from additional fees.
      3. Course Schedule must include soldier's name, school name, course number, course name, number of semester hours, start and end dates for each course.

      Questions?  Contact Missouri Education Services Specialist: Bryan Steele at (573) 638-9500 ext. 37053

 Once approved, please take your award letter to the Cashier’s Office in the Millennium Student Center, room 212

State Tuition Assistance (TA)

 Eligibility

  • Must be a member of the Missouri Army/Air National Guard
  • Soldiers who have completed AIT, BOLC, or OCS but have not met the one year requirement ARE ELIGIBLE to use State Tuition Assistance prior to applying for and using Federal Tuition Assistance. 
  • Soldiers who meet the one year requirement after completion of AIT, BOLC, or OCS must apply and use Federal Tuition first.
  • Members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

State TA

  • May only be utilized for one undergraduate degree
  • Pays 100% of tuition up to a maximum of $276.20 per credit hour
  • Can be used for up to 15 credit hours for the fall term, 15 hours for the spring, and 9 hours for the summer per year (July 1 - June 30th).

 To apply for benefits or learn more about the State TA program, visit the Missouri National Guard website HERE  OR Download the Application here.

 Required Documentation:

  1. Completed application signed by your Commander
  2. Statement of Understanding
  3. Itemized Billing Statement must include soldier's name, school name, and specifically show cost of tuition separate from additional fees.
  4. Course Schedule must include soldier's name, school name, course number, course name, number of semester hours, start and end dates for each course.
  5. Official or unofficial transcripts – not required for first semester college students

 Once approved, please take your award letter to the Cashier’s Office in the Millennium Student Center, room 212

Questions?

  • Missouri Army Guard
    • SSG Brandon Klempke  - (573)638-9500 Ext. 37689
  • Air Guard
    • State TA Manager: (573) 638-9671