FEDERAL TUITION ASSISTANCE (ARMY)
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) will pay for up to 16 semester hours a year with a $250 cap on each hour. You can use FTA with other programs to cover up to 100 percent of your tuition. Click Here for the GoArmyEd Website.
KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (STATE TUITION ASSISTANCE)
The Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance provides up to 100% of tuition and fees that leads to the award of a certificate, diploma or degree upon satisfactory completion of course work requirements for members of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required. This program is administrated by the Kansas Board of Regents. Click Here to go to the Kansas Board of Regents website
KANSAS MILITARY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
The Kansas Military Service Scholarship is available for the payment of tuition and fees at a public Kansas institution for students who are a resident of Kansas and has either (a) served in military service in Iraq or Afghanistan at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries received in Iraq or Afghanistan or (b) has served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries received during such service; and received an honorable discharge from military service or is still in military service; and has a DD-214 form or active duty orders that indicate the person has served after September 11, 2001, in one or more of the following military operations: (a) Enduring Freedom; (b) Nobel Eagle; or (c) Iraqi Freedom. Because financial need is a priority in awarding this scholarship, students will need to file a FAFSA form. Once your school considers you as a graduate status student, you are not eligible for this scholarship. Click Here to go to the Kansas Board of Regents website
KANSAS ROTC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Student agrees to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant and serve for not less than four years as a commissioned officer in the Kansas Army National Guard. This program is only available at Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, Washburn University and some community colleges.
Find information about the SAT and ACT, graduate school exams, and tests that can help you earn academic credit for civilian and military experience (the CLEP, DSST and Excelsior exams). The Guard can also help pay for many of the tests to further your education.
STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT
This program repays existing, qualifying student loans up to $50,000 for new Soldiers, prior service Soldiers, and officers who qualify.
The Education Services Office can provide information to help find a school and a degree program that meets your needs and aspirations. Factors such as program flexibility, having a military friendly atmosphere, acceptance of transfer credits and credit-by-exam, and a willingness to accept military training and experience all come into play when planning out a civilian education plan. The Education Office can help!
We can help you use your benefits to ensure that you meet your education goals as easy as possible. We will show you what benefits are available to you, as well as how to apply for them. We will show how to combine certain benefits and which programs should be used for different levels of education.
GI BILL PROGRAMS
GI Bill programs are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), however the Education Services Office has subject-matter experts that can assist with the use of these programs. All of the GI Bill programs require certain qualification measures to be met. These measures are usually determined by the Department of Defense, and this is another place that the Education Services Office can help. Please contact us with any questions. Click Here for the GI Bill Website.
MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED RESERVE
This is an education assistance program for individuals in the military reserves or National Guard. It pays a monthly benefit to those who qualify and apply while the student is going to school.
MONTGOMERY GI BILL-ACTIVE DUTY
This program provides assistance to those who served for a specific time frame in the Active Duty military on or after July 1, 1985. It pays a larger sum than the selecte-reserve GI Bill during the school year to those who qualify.
RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
To qualify for this assistance, you must have been a member of the Ready Reserve (to include National Guard) who was called to Active Duty on or after September 11, 2001.
POST-9/11 GI BILL
This program is for those who served at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001. It can cover up to 100% of tuition and some qualifying fees, depending on how much time you served on that Active Duty. Qualifying individuals may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a book stipend to assist with their education costs. This is the only benefit that can be transferred to a spouse or child.
TRANSFERABILITY TO DEPENDENTS
If you are a current member of the military, you may qualify to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to children or spouses. The ability to transfer is based on time served, agreement to continue to serve, and the ages of children. Contact the Education Office to find out more!