Education Office Staff • LTC Tyson, Education Officer (502) 607-1307 • Ms. Michele Kelley, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program Manager (502) 607-1039 • Ms. Linda Wolverton, Federal Tuition Assistance Mgr (502) 607-1550 • 2LT Melissa Mattingly, MGIB Manager (502) 607-1342
Education Services OfficeBoone NG CenterFrankfort Kentucky • Montgomery GI Bill / Kicker Benefits • Chapter 1606 and 1607 • Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program (state funds) • Federal Tuition Assistance Program • Testing (military and civilian exams) • Student Loan Repayment Program
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve • To be Eligible for MGIB-SR Chapter 1606, you must: • Have a Six-Year Obligation • Complete HS or GED prior to IADT • Complete IADT • Maintain Selected Reserve Status in Good Standing
Montgomery GI Bill-SR • Benefits terminate if you become an unsatisfactory participant. • Benefits terminate 10 years (changed to 14 years if eligibility on or after 1 October 1992) from your date of eligibility. • Date of eligibility begins for a NPS soldier the day after completing IADT as long as other eligibility criteria is met.
Montgomery GI Bill-Selective Reserve Benefit • To receive benefits the Education Office Issues DD Form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). • Student Takes NOBE To School. • Veterans Affairs School Representative Certifies Enrollment And Sends To Veterans Affairs Regional Office. • Student Must Recertify Every Month Via Telephone 1-877-823-2378, Or Web: www.gibill.va.gov
Montgomery GI Bill-SR • Benefits: • 36 months at full-time rate • $317.00 per month (1 Oct 07)
Montgomery GI Bill Kicker • Basic Criteria: To qualify for MGIB Kicker you must be eligible to receive MGIB-SR or the MGIB-AD. • ($200 unit) ($350 for OCS/SMP/WOC or College First) • You must have a six-year obligation. • You must be assigned to a valid Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) position vacancy. • Table of Distribution and Allowance (TDA) units are not authorized a Kicker. • For specific criteria refer to NGB Policy Ltr.
MGIB-REAPChapter 1607 • Eligibility: Activated after Sep 11, 2001, for at least 90 consecutive days • To Apply: Complete a VA Form 1990, Application for Benefits and submit to VA • Rates VA pays depends on how many days activated
Chapter 1607 Cont’d • Activated for 90 Days but less than 1 year = 40% Rate ($413.60 per month if going to school full time) • Activated for 1 year but less than 2 years = 60% rate ($620.40 per month if going to school full time) • Activated for 2 consecutive years = 80% rate ($827.20 if going to school full time)
Chapter 1607 Cont’d • Cannot draw more than one Chapter of MGIB at a time. • VA will not pay more than 48 months of full time benefits with a combination of the different chapters of MGIB.
Student Loan Repayment Program • The SLRP is an enlistment incentive. • Amount will not exceed $20,000 • Maximum payment each year of 15% or $500 per year whichever is greater • $3,000.00 cap per soldier per year • SM must have existing, qualifying loans at time of enlistment which is based on date the loan was disbursed by the lending institute. • SMs may incur additional loans during contract period.
SLRP (cont’d) • Process for payment: • Student must submit paperwork to loan holder each year (anniversary month of their enlistment contract) • Loan holder completes information and sends to KYNG Bonus/SLRP Office for processing of payment thru our United States Property and Fiscal Office • USP&FO will then authorize DFAS to make payment • (If loan goes into default, payment cannot be made.) • Payment based on principle and does not include interest
Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program • Funding is subject to availability. • Must be attending a state-supported school or one of the few private schools approved. • To apply submit an online application: https://ky.ngb.army.mil/tuitionstudent • Priority Basis - #1 is less than Bachelors. • Soldier must have completed Basic Training.
KYNG TAP (cont’d) • Complete one application per term per school. • Rejects: Unsat/Weight/APFT Failure/Adverse Action • Units are responsible for validating applications • Application Deadlines: 1 October for Spring Term and 1 April for Summer and Fall Terms
KYNGTAP (Cont’d) Processing of payment to schools: School must have access to server site. Designated school rep confirms students are enrolled and cost of tuition. Designated School rep notifies Ms. Kelley that roster has been verified. Ms. Kelley then sends roster to KHEAA for payment.
KYNGTAP (Cont’d) If student drops courses prior to drop/add date, school should not charge us for courses If student is activated and has to drop out after drop/add date, any funds that may be returned must be returned to KHEAA, not the student.
Federal Tuition Assistance • 100% Tuition up to established caps per Fiscal Year to attend Accredited Institutions (subject to availability of funds). • Caps $250 SH; $4500 FY • Can be used in conjunction with MGIB-SR and Kicker. • Complete online application prior to start date of courses by going to www.nationalguardbenefits.com
ARNG FTA Cont’d To be considered for benefits, you cannot be flagged for any reason. Funds are subject to availability and priority established by policy letter. If funds are approved and you fail courses, funds will be recouped. A grade report is required upon completion of course.
ARNG FTA Payment • Processing Payment: • SM is provided a DA Form 2171 authorizing school to send invoice to KYNG for payment that was obligated. • Ms. Wolverton can also send a roster of students to each school and request verifciation of their attendance and cost of courses, etc. • Upon receipt of invoice from school, Ms. Wolverton will either pay school by credit card or process request for payment thru our USP&FO who will then contact school and make payment.
Goarmyed • Website for enlisted soldiers who are activated or are in an Active Guard Reserve status to apply for tuition assistance. • Site: www.goarmyed.com • If school is not one of the “upfront” schools, student must submit an online application, however, will have to pay for the course then get reimbursed after completion.
Troops to Teachers • Public law 107-110 “No Child Left Behind Act 2001” • Provides Financial Assistance for Teacher Certification • http://www.dantes.doded.mil
Civilian Exams • CLEP (College Level Examination Program) – • Paper and Computer Based • CLEP Computer Based – must take at college • DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) • PRAXIS (required to be certified as teacher) • ACT/SAT (college entrance exams) • Excelsior (subject exams)
Military Exams • AFCT (Armed Forces Classification Test) • AFAST (Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test) • AP (Auditory Perception Test) • evaluates ability to use Morse Code • DLAB (Defense Language Aptitude Battery) • DLPT (Defense Language Proficiency Test) - most are computer based
Education Support Center (ESC) • MGIB Team and Counselors for ARNG members • Location: North Little Rock, AR. • Web Site : http://www.virtualarmory.com • Provides Degree Planning And Counseling Services To ARNG Soldiers/Spouses.
Web Sites of Interest • http://www.dantes.doded.mil • https://www.aartstranscript.leavenworth.army.mil • http://www.gibill.va.gov • http://www.goarmyed.com • http://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/elearning/smartforce • http://www.virtualarmory.com • http://www.armyeducation.army.mil • http://www.nationalguardbenefits.com