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National Guard Army Education Benefits

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The number of Army National Guard members has soared in the last twenty years. National Guard and Reservists have supplemented much of our current active duty forces. All Army National Guard Servicemembers are eligible to receive benefits and assistance from the Army Learning Center and Army Education Center program. There are 127 different Army learning centers and 110 different Education centers worldwide ran by the U.S. Army, and their services are available to all Army and National Guard personnel who are serving or have recently served on active duty. One of the benefits of Army educational services is the transcript program. The Army maintains and supports transcripts for each of its soldiers, and these transcripts provide a written history of their training, their education, and their military experiences. It outlines their duty stations, special skills, and many other specific circumstances that the Army or National Guardsman has achieved while in the military. These are transcripts which can be used to apply for and receive college credit, the transcripts are a means to evaluate the soldiers achievements, and they can be presented when applying to a vocational or technical school, or even to a university or college in some cases for evaluation for academic credit. Transcripts are provided to soldiers who entered the military service after 1981 at no charge to the soldier. Find the Military Career right for YOU ! Click here for more Information. Army National Guard and Army Servicemembers are eligible for up to $2,000 dollars per year of financial tuition assistance. This assistance is good toward up to 15 semester hours of credit not to exceed the $2,000 dollar yearly cap. DANTES and the Department of Defense are the agencies which provide the direct education funding. There is also support for Army National Guard and Army personnel who are seeking distance learning education support. There is support for up to 75 percent of tuition costs for distance learning, again not to exceed the $2,000 dollar yearly cap. There is also testing programs available for credit by examination, and college level equivalency examinations. These are specific tests that can be taken to gain college credit, and to qualify a person for advanced level classes. Most states individually offer State funded National Guard Servicemember course financial support, which sometimes coupled with the National DANTES support can actually exceed 100 percent of funding. The best source of information is your state Army National Guard Educational Services unit.




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military dot image shenaya hollis    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

i have children i am 20 years old with a high school diploma and a trade in office assistant i would like to know what u.s. branch will be best for me to join?

military dot image Tammy Patterson    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I am will be required in my new position to verify student’s who are under the age of 24 DD-214’s to see if they can be counted as an Independent for Title IV aid. So I am trying to understand all the components of a DD-214.

In Box 2 in regards to the department and branch for example it states; ARMY/USAR. I am not sure what the USAR means. I am assuming the person was in the ARMY and also the Army Reserves. Or does it mean they were only in Army Reserves?


military dot image larryf    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Hey Tammy, of course, we’re not the military nor associated with the government but I would call a local Army recruiter or veteran affairs for contact info. Best, Larry

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