Education Benefits 

Get Your Degree Tuition Free as a Member of the Oregon Army National Guard!

The cost of tuition, fees, books, and housing are some of the main reason why students drop out and fail to achieve their college degree. Through your service in the Oregon Army National Guard, you will have the financial support to achieve your educational goals. 

Here are some of the benefits you may be eligible for as you serve in the Oregon Army National Guard.

The Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI bill may be used for a college degree and certificate programsco-op trainingtechnical or vocational courses, flight trainingapprenticeships or on-the-job traininghigh-tech traininglicensing and certification testsentrepreneurship training, certain entrance examinations, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

The Department of Veterans Affairs pays the Soldier $375 a month to attend a college or university of their choosing.

The Montgomery GI Bill Kicker

The Army National Guard's Montgomery GI Bill Kicker program encourages applicants and Soldiers to enlist into selected Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). The Kicker is paid in conjunction with The Montgomery GI Bill benefit, giving you an extra $350 paid directly to you tax free.

Federal Tuition Assistance

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 a up to their Masters Degree. The program will pay up to $250 per semester hours and up to 16 semester hours per year. 

Oregon In-State Tuition Assistance

State Tuition Assistance (STA) provides tuition funds for Soldiers attending public universities and select public community colleges. This benefit is intended to help Soldiers achieve their bachelors degree. Money for tuition is paid directly to the school. Click the button to visit the STA website. 

$50,000 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.

Veterans 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 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.

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