Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA):

National Guard members may be eligible for FTA.  Veterans can receive up to $250 per semester hour for classroom and/or distance learning degree at accredited public and private institutions.  All applications for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) must be submitted online and they are due PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES.  For the most current guidelines, please visit the Go Army Ed website at

Guard Tuition Incentive Program (GTIP):

The Guard Tuition Incentive Program (GTIP) is a state funded award to assist soldiers with their educational expenses. A soldier can receive up to $2500 per Spring and/or Fall semester (full-time enrollment required).  For the most current guidelines, please visit the NG website here.

Fall Application Dates

July 1 - August 15

Spring Application Dates

November 1 - December 15

If you have questions about FTA or GTIP, contact the Education Service Officer at your unit or at Camp Robinson.

Military Dependent Scholarship Program (sponsored by ADHE):

Waiver of tuition, fees, room and board at any public college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or who are totally and permanently disabled.

For complete information regarding the Military Dependents Scholarship Program (MDS), please see the MDS Rules and Regulation or call 501-371-2050.