Virginia National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

November 01

Awarded By

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Award Amount

Grants cannot exceed in any event the total cost of tuition for the term, quarter, or semester. In the event that legislative funding prevents granting full tuition assistance to all Virginia National Guard members regardless of tuition costs, grants for private schools and non-state supported schools will not exceed the total cost of tuition of the highest tuition rate at a state-supported school. Students must apply for funding for each term in which they wish to receive assistance.


The number of awards varies annually based on available funding and the number of applicants. In prior academic years, there were 451 total awards disbursed (418 undergraduate and 33 graduate). Priorities for awards are as follows: enlisted applicants who have previously received assistance through this program; officers who have not completed their bachelor's degree and need to complete a bachelor's degree for promotion to Captain; warrant officers seeking their associate's or bachelor's degree; any service member seeking an undergraduate college degree; any service member seeking a graduate degree.

Additional Information

All applicants for this program must meet the following criteria: have met all eligibility requirements prior to the application deadline in order to receive state tuition assistance; be in satisfactory participant/performance status and maintain good academic standing throughout the period of the grant; not flagged for any reason; have attended or been properly excused from all unit training assemblies in the past six months; and satisfactorily completed initial basic training requirements or the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) for ROTC cadets. Recipients must agree to serve and/or continue to serve with the Virginia National Guard for a period of two years following any academic period for which State Tuition Assistance is paid. Applicants must agree to repay the Commonwealth of Virginia on a prorated basis for any failure to serve the two-year service period for which state tuition is paid.

Deadline Info

Program information is available online on the Virginia National Guard Education Services website. Any additional documentation requested must be submitted through the student's commander to the Stat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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