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Montgomery GI Bill
When you join or re-enlist in the Army National Guard, you will have a chance to sign up for the Montgomery GI Bill. This means you can go to college full-time while serving in the Guard, and get up to $288.00 a month in addition to your Guard paycheck and any other Guard educational benefits you may be eligible to receive.
HOW MANY MONTHS OF BENEFITS CAN YOU GET?
You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
You may receive a maximum of 48 months of benefits under more than one VA education program, if you were mobilized.
WHAT TYPES OF EDUCATION ARE SUPPORTED BY THE GI BILL?
Courses leading to a certificate or diploma from business, technical, or vocational schools.
Independent study programs.
Flight training. (You must have a private pilot's license and meet the medical requirements for the desired license before beginning training and throughout your flight training program).
HOW MUCH DOES THE GI BILL REALLY PAY?
Rates for Schooling
Full-Time (12 credits)
Three-Quarter Time (9 credits)
One-Half Time (6 credits)
Less than One-Half (3 credits)
And the money is paid directly to you, not to the school. You can spend it on whatever you need - books, fees, or even - food!
The Montgomery GI Bill "KICKER" Program
The Kicker is an additional $200.00 up to $350.00 a month payment that is added to your GI Bill payments (Chapter1606 or 1607) This Kicker is used only in conjunction with the GI Bill and is good for the same number of months as the GI Bill.
To get the Kicker you must agree to serve six years as the GI Bill, must score 50 or above in the ASVAB test.
If you are attending an Officer Commissioning Program, such as OCS or ROTC while in school, your Kicker payment will be $350.00 a month!
The Kicker is paid directly monthly, and like the Montgomery GI Bill, it is NOT subject to any state or federal income tax!
If you are just coming off active duty and plan on using your Title 30, GI Bill (the active duty version of this benefit) you can add the Kicker onto current benefits if you agree to serve six years in one of the Kicker MOS's.
Student Loan Repayment Program
The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will be offered as an enlistment / re-enlist option. The enlistee must meet the following criteria:
- Must score 50 or above in the ASVAB test.
- The soldier must enlist for a contract period only.
- The soldier must have existing loans at the time of enlistment. Loans established after the date of enlistment will not be eligible. Entitlement is for the initial contract period only.
- The amount of SLRP will not exceed $50,000.
Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefits
100% of Tuition, up to $250 per CREDIT HOUR.
100% of authorized fees.
$4,500 MAX per Soldier, per Fiscal Year (FY), including fees.
One credential at the Associate, Bachelor, Master Degree either/or Doctorate
Level and a Vocational / Technical Certification.
Courses can be taken in Classroom or VIA Distance Learning (DL).
College Credit for Military Training
You can get college credit for your military training and experience. These credits are accepted at most major colleges and universities. As a member of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard you can receive a free assessment through the education officer. ESC
Free College Credit Testing
Through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, you can take tests that will count toward college credit in a wide range of subject areas. They are called College Level Entry Program (CLEP) tests, and subjects range from Humanities to Mathematics. You can take as many tests as you like, and if you pass, they will be worth actual college credits in those subject areas. You can save yourself up to a year's worth of tuition by passing these free tests!