Through the Nevada Army National Guard you will receive tuition exemption to all of Nevada's state funded College and Universities.
NRS 396.544 Waiver of fees for members of Nevada National Guard; eligibility for waiver; verification of membership in Guard; reimbursement upon failure of recruit to enter Guard.
1. The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for any member of the active Nevada National Guard, including, without limitation, a recruit, who attends a school within the System as a full-time or part-time student. For the purpose of assessing fees and charges against a person to whom a waiver is granted pursuant to this subsection, including, without limitation, tuition charges pursuant to NRS 396.540, such a person shall be deemed to be a bona fide resident of this State.
The Montgomery GI bill may be used for:
- Technical or vocational courses
- Certain entrance examinations
- Correspondence courses
Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
The Department of Veterans Affairs pays the Soldier $407 a month for full-time enrollment a college or university of their choosing.
The Army National Guard's Montgomery G.I. Bill Kicker program encourages applicants and Soldiers to enlist into selected Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs).
The Kicker is paid in conjunction with the Montgomery G.I. Bill benefit, giving you an extra $200-$350 paid directly to you tax free.
The kicker can increase your monthly GI Bill payment rate by as much as $950 a month. This means that you can actually boost your regular GI Bill benefit value. The amount you receive is determined by a number of factors including when you enlisted, the length of your enlistment contract, the service you joined, the job you chose and where you chose to serve.
The Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) program is provided to help Soldiers pay for their college tuition. FTA is open to all Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers seeking up to their master's degree.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed a uniform per semester hour cap of $250 for tuition assistance (TA) and an annual ceiling of $4,500. The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. The Army will pay 100 percent of tuition costs up to the DoD semester hour cap of $250 per semester hour cap for up to 16 semester hours of TA funded courses not to exceed $4,000 per fiscal year.
Current Army policy limits TA to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit or baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first and 39 semester hours of graduate credit or master's degree whichever comes first. The 39 semester hour limit applies to all credits taken after completion of a baccalaureate degree.
The National Guard values higher education and offers many types of programs to assist you stay on track while you serve. The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is an option that may be available to Soldiers and officer candidates (09S) who have one or more qualifying and disbursed Title IV federal loan(s).
*(Note: Only loans incurred for the soldier’s education will be paid)
Much like Tuition Assistance (TA), Soldiers can request Credentialing Assistance (CA) for training that leads to a credential, license, or certification through GoArmyEd. CA will pay for training courses that lead to a credential, and also provides funding for books, materials, fees, exams, and recertification. Soldiers have a combined fiscal year limit not to exceed $4000 for use towards TA and CA.
More than 1600 credentials, licenses, and certifications are listed in Army COOL (www.cool.army.mil). COOL aligns credentials to Soldiers’ military occupational specialties (MOS), but for CA, Soldiers can select and earn credentials during their off-duty time that do not relate to their MOS.