Virginia National Guard

State tuition assistance program

The State Tuition Assistance Program awards conditional grants each semester to an eligible Virginia National Guard service member to reimburse a portion of the tuition cost.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for all available forms of federal benefits and Veterans Affairs entitlements prior to applying for state tuition assistance.
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The Spring 2023 window to request tuition reimbursement is closed.
The next request cycle (Summer 2023) will open February 15, 2023.

Request cycle begins around

May 15th

Semester spans from Aug. 16 - Dec. 15
Request cycle ends July 1st

Request cycle begins around

September 15th

Semester spans from Jan. 1 - May 15
Request cycle ends November 1st

Request cycle begins around

February 15th

Semester spans from May 16 - Aug. 15
Request cycle ends April 1st

Important information

Service members incur a 2-year commitment to the Virginia National Guard upon completion of last term for which tuition grant was received.
Courses with a final grade listed as failed, incomplete, or withdrawn will not be reimbursed.
Reimbursement requests can only be made for approved schools (accredited not-for-profit school with a physical location in Virginia).
Submit a reimbursement request during the application window of the semester for which you would like to receive a tuition grant.

Send final grades, a bursar’s statement or tuition bill, and signed promissory note within 30 days after the semester completion.

Virginia National Guard

This system may be accessed and used by members of the Virginia National Guard only.
Unauthorized or improper use may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil or criminal penalty.

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