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The cost of college can stop you before you start. Earn your degree tuition free as a member of the Oregon Army National Guard.
Your College Tuition is 100% Paid
Through the Oregon Army National Guard you will receive tuition assistance to all of Oregon's eligible private and non-profit institutions.
The Montgomery G.I. Bill
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 $397 a month for full-time enrollment a college or university of their choosing.
The Montgomery G.I. Bill Kicker
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.
In-State and Federal Tuition
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 program will pay up to $250 per semester hours/165 quarter hours.
State Tuition Assistance (STA) provides tuition funds for Soldiers attending public and private universities and select public community colleges. This benefit is intended to help Soldiers achieve their bachelor's degree. Money for tuition is paid directly to the school.
Student Loan Repayment Plan
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).
The loans must be listed on the Department of Education National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) aid summary website prior to contracting.
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) incurred for individual use only are eligible for repayment.
State and private loans are not eligible for repayment under the SLRP.
Repayments for SLRP incentive contracts issued will not exceed the maximum authorized cap of $50,000 established by the Department of the Army.
Affairs Work Study
The VA Work Study is a way to earn a TAX FREE hourly wage equal to the Federal minimum wage or your State's minimum wage, whichever is greater.
If you’re in a work-study job at a college or university, your school may pay you the difference between the amount VA pays and the amount the school normally pays other work-study students doing the same job as you.
The VA will pay you each time you complete 50 hours of service or bi-weekly, whichever comes first.
Joint Service Transcripts
The Joint Services Transcript (JST) provides a description of military schooling and work history in civilian language.
It serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans.
It serves as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining the National Guard and experience to civilian employers.
It also saves time and money by awarding academic credits, which means less tuition to pay and less time spent in the classroom.
Credentialing of Your Choice
$4,000 each year to apply towards industry recognized credential or licensure.
Over 1,600 credentials to choose from.
Training available online or face-to-face