Policy Analysis | May 2010

What education benefits are available for National Guard members in the SLC states?

State Education Benefits
Alabama Tuition reimbursement of $500 per semester or quarter, up to $1,000 annually.
Arkansas Up to $5,000 per year in accredited Arkansas institutions, based on student status and available funding.
Florida 100% tuition at any state college or university, for undergraduate degree only. Members also can apply for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the National Guard Officers Association of Florida (NGOA-F).
Georgia Up to 100% tuition not to exceed $2,790 per year; $1,395 per semester; $116.25 per semester hour; or $77.40 per quarter hour.
Kentucky 100% tuition at any state college or university or vocational school in pursuit of undergraduate degree or completion certificate, respectively.
Louisiana 100% tuition at any state college or university, including 46 vocational technical schools, for up to 15 semesters.
Mississippi Up to $4,500 per school year at any state college or university.
Missouri Up to 100% tuition assistance. All members can take up to 15 credits hours per semester for 10 semesters at University of Missouri.
North Carolina Up to $4,500 per year for tuition and books for members attending colleges or universities in North Carolina.
Oklahoma 100% tuition at any state college or university. Must be at least part-time student.
South Carolina Up to $4,500 per year toward repayment of student loans while currently enrolled in college.
Tennessee Yearly $1,500 scholarship competition by the National Guard Association of Tennesee (NGAT).
Texas 100% tuition reimbursement for up to 12 hours per semester for 10 semesters.
Virginia Up to 100% tuition at any state college or university.
West Virginia Up to 100% for in-state tuition and fees rate at any state college or university. In-state rates for out-of-state students at state-supported institutions.

Source: Air National Guard