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Massachusetts Army National Guard Education Benefit Programs KEEPING SOLDIERS FIRST.

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1 Massachusetts Army National Guard Education Benefit Programs KEEPING SOLDIERS FIRST

2 MAARNG Education Benefits Outline MANG 100% Tuition/Fee Waiver Army National Guard Federal Tuition Assistance Program (ARNG FTA) Duplication of Benefits Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)

3 100% Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefits 100% of tuition & academic fees waived at 28 Massachusetts State colleges and universities 130 credits waived List of Massachusetts State colleges and universities can be found on the MAARNG education website

4 MANG 100% Tuition/Fee Waiver Application Process Complete a TAGMA Form Send to to MAARNG state education office State education office processes and sends soldier copy of 100% tuition/fee waiver TAGMA Form give to the school financial aid office to waive your tuition and fees

5 Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Benefit 100% of tuition and fees not to exceed $ per credit hour Fiscal Year benefit maximum of $4, Can be used at any federally accredited private, public or trade schools

6 Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Application process Complete DA Form 2171E from website; Soldier forwards copy of school class schedule and itemized student statement of charges to State Education Services Office

7 Soldiers using 100% Tuition/Fee Waiver at Massachusetts State Colleges or Universities may only use ARNG FTA for the same school if the program they are taken is not covered Soldiers using ARNG FTA can use MGIB Soldiers can use ARNG FTA for more than one school at a time Combining Education Assistance Programs for M-Day Soldiers

8 Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) AARTS official transcript contains a record of the soldiers’ military training and experiences Recognized by the American Council on Education Eligibility: –Enlisted soldiers whose BASD in on or after 1 Oct 81 or PEBD falls on or after 1 Oct 81; Actively serving as of 1 Jan 93. Soldiers can request a transcript by writing to: –AARTS Operations Center, Ft. Leavenworth, KS or Web site: www-leav.army.mil/aarts ESO/RRM can also request transcripts by UIC when performing unit visits

9 ARNG Education Points of Contact 1LT Mark Bennett, Director, Education & Incentives CW4 Mary Pond, Army Guard Education Officer SFC Diane Inman, State Incentive Program Manager SFC Kimberly Alberico, Army Guard Education NCO SGT Amanda Merriam, State Incentive Technician

10 MAARNG Education Benefits Questions?


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