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GoArmyEd Information Portal for NG-Oregon Education Services Office

 Oregon Army National Guard Education Office
 
Our mission is to support readiness and enhance quality of life for the Oregon Army National Guard by providing and managing responsive and quality educational self-development programs and services 
 
 
                                                                                                                                  
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           Monday-Friday                                                          Printing your TA Authorization form   
             0730 - 1630                                   Degree Plan (template)
                                                                                                                                  Cost & Course Verification (example)
              Mailing Address                           GI Bill (Dept of Veterans Affairs)
                 Oregon Military Department                               Cool (Credential Opportunities On-line)    
                       Attn: Education Office                                           Joint Services Transcript (JST)
                                 1776 Militia Way SE                                       Federal Student Aid (Dept of Education) 
                            PO Box 14350                                                  
                   Salem, Oregon 97309
 
                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                          Education Services Specialist                           Education Services Officer                                           
                                                                                                     Mrs. Ann Browning                                          1LT April Murazzo
                                                                                                     (503) 584-3434                                               (503) 584-3456
                                                                                           ann.m.browning.civ@mail.mil                        april.w.murazzo.mil@mail.mil

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Federal TA
How Do I Qualify?

Currently serving in the Army National Guard, not flagged and eligibility determined by either Tier 1 or Tier 2. In addition your ETS or MRD must be after the completion date.

Officers and Warrant Officers are subject to a four year Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) OR two year Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO). Unit flags prevent use of TA funding until flag is successfully resolved by your unit.
 
Tier 1
No Bachelor's Degree and want to pursue an Associates, Bachelors or Certificate program (OR) if you have completed a Bachelors Degree and didn't use (any) Federal TA funding. Eligibility: Complete Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) or Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)
Tier 2
Completed a Bachelors Degree and use (any) Federal TA funding and want to pursue a Masters (Graduate) Degree. Eligibility: Complete Advanced Leadership Course (ALC), Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC) or Captains Career Course (CCC)
 
What Do I Get?

FTA will pay up to $250 per semester hour(SH)/$165 per quarter hour(QH) up to 16 SH/24QH per fiscal year

Lifetime limits: 21 SH/31 QH to complete a certificate program, 130 Undergraduate SH/195 QH (Associates and/or Bachelors Degree) and 39 Graduate SH/58 QH (Master's Degree)

FTA may pay towards the cost of tuition ONLY IF:

o The college/university is regionally or nationally accredited and is a GoArmyEd participant

o The course must award college credit (semester hours, quarters hours or clock hours)

o The funded course(s) meets a requirement in your documented degree plan from the school (this can include prerequisite courses) -->> Federal Tuition Assistance Flyer <<--

o Maintain an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 for FTA-funded courses and graduate GPA of 3.0 for FTA-funded courses

o Is NOT used in conjunction with Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR or Chapter 1607 REAP

         No minimum number of credits required each term - you can take 1 class at a time if you want
         FTA may pay toward one credential at each of the following levels:

o Undergraduate level certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Master's level certificate/Degree

>First Professional Degrees NOT eligible (i.e. doctorate degrees, juris doctorates, etc.)

 
 
Programs NOT Eligible for FTA

Courses leading to a credential that is lower or lateral to the highest credential you have already been awarded

o Example: if you have a Bachelor’s Degree (even if you came in the Guard with one), you cannot use TA to pursue a second Bachelors or an Associate’s Degree

Any program that bundles tuition and fees together into a lump sum

         Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or courses that do not meet degree requirement
 
 
 

State TA
How Do I Qualify?
              Current Member of the Oregon National Guard
            o  Attend an Oregon public college or university
             Complete any military basic training
              o   Have a passing annual physical fitness test 
              o  Not flagged and attending drill 
              o Have a 2.0 GPA or higher  (if currently attending college)
     o  Not already achieved a Bachelor's Degree or higher
       
 
What Do I Get?
             o 90 credits to complete an Associates Degree
      o 180 credits to complete a Bachelors Degree                                                         
      o Tuition only - no fees 
      o At this time doesn't include certificates or Masters Degrees                                                      
                                               
 
  How Do I Apply?
 

Complete each of these requirements. It is not necessary to complete them in order.

   o Create a Student Profile with the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)
   o Complete an Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program application
   o Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
   o Apply for Federal Tuition Assistance (GoArmyEd) and submit your FTA authorization form to your school

Application Deadlines
   o Fall Term: September 1
   o Winter Term: November 1
   o Spring Term: March 1
                       
GI Bill
Apply for your GI Bill through the VA website at http://www.vets.gov
Don't forget to upload a copy of your supporting documents that verify eligibility. If you are applying for the Chapter 1606 MGIB upload a copy of your Notice of Eligibility (NOBE), Ch30 or the Chapter 33/Post 9/11, upload a copy of your DD 214 that verify eligible active duty time. If you contracted for the GI Bill Kicker be sure and upload a copy of your kicker contract.
 
 Testing
The Army Personnel Testing (APT) encompasses standardized test to determine eligibility for specialized training and to support the Army's personnel selection and classification process, including language proficiency testing. Currently, the Oregon Army National Guard Education Office offers the following tests: Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Selection Instrument Flight Training (SIFT), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Soldiers interested in taking an APT at this location must contact their unit to obtain a completed a DA 4187 prior to scheduling an appointment with this office. (Fillable DA 4187s are available below)