Presentation on theme: "New York Army National Guard"— Presentation transcript:
1New York Army National Guard 1LT Katie McGovernState Education Services OfficerFacebook
2Agenda Intro to NY Army National Guard Tuition Assistance Programs GI Bill ProgramsStudent Loan Repayment Program
3New York Army National Guard Operational Reserve Force with a State and Federal MissionDivision of Military and Naval AffairsNational Guard BureauOver 10,000 Soldiers60 armoriesCitizen SoldiersWhat is the Army National Guard? The New York Army National Guard is an operational reserve force that has both a state and a federal mission. We belong to the Governor, but we can be federally activated as well. The National Guard is involved in a lot of things. You’ve probably seen us in your community. We have a counterdrug problem that assists DEA and state police. We’re mobilized for state emergencies- emergencies that can range from ice storms and the snow removal in Oswego a couple years ago to 9-11 and airport security. Federally, probably about 60% of our population has served in Afghanistan or Iraq. Just a couple months ago, we had over 1,000 Soldiers return from deployment.On the state side, we fall under the Division of Military and Naval Affairs – along with the Air National Guard and the Naval Militia. We all answer to MAJ Gen Taluto our Adjutant General, who then answers to the Governor.On the federal side, we receive all our funding from National Guard Bureau.Currently we have over 10,000 Soldiers spread out across the state between approx 60 armories.These are citizen Soldiers. People that live in your community. During the week, they are mechanics, truck drivers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, students, etc. One weekend a month and two weeks a year they are Soldiers. There are a couple reasons why people join the ARNG. The top reasons are patriotism and education benefits. Keeping that in mind lets talk about our Education office.
4New York Army National Guard Education Services OfficeWatervliet ArsenalResponsible for…Tuition Assistance ProgramsDetermining eligibility for GI Bill programsStudent Loan RepaymentTesting (CLEPS, DSSTS, etc)Educational counselingEach state has one Education Office (maybe two if they are lucky). We have one edu office here in ny.We’re based out of Watervliet Arsensal, Watervliet, ny.
5NYARNG Education Staff Education Services Officer (ESO) 1LT McGovern (518)Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) SSG Reynolds (518)GI Bill Manager/FTA Assistant SSG Landry (518)Incentives Manager SGT Daly (518)Incentives Manager Vacant (518)State TA and Student Loan Ms Kathy Felts (518)
6ESOHere is a map of all our facilities. As I said, we have about 60 armories. This map also shows Air Guard facilities as well. The balloons only label the major units. As you can see, we’re pretty spread out, so no matter where your college is located, you probably have a National Guard facility near you. If your school is interested in doing outreach and would like to visit one of our facilities, please just let our office now first. All Education briefs must receive prior approval from the ESO.
7Education Requirements Officers: BA/BS to make CPTWarrant Officers: Recommended AssociatesEnlisted: Nothing required.Note: Will need college credits to compete for promotion.
8Incentive Program (State TA) ARNG Federal TA Veterans TA Tuition AssistanceIncentive Program (State TA)ARNG Federal TAVeterans TA
9Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (aka State TA) 100% SUNY tuition or up to SUNY tuition ($2485) to private institutions located within the state of NYUp to BA/BSMembers of Army Guard, Air Guard, Naval MilitiaFall and Spring semesters onlyDeadlines 15 Aug (Fall) and 15 Dec (Spring)2 programs
10ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance $250 per credit hr with a cap of $4500 per fiscal year (1 Oct-30 Sept)Up to Masters to include certificate or license programMust pass and complete all coursesMust apply NLT class start datehttps://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefitsFY 12- GoArmyEd2 programs
11NYS Veterans Tuition Assistance Award Provides 98% SUNY Tuition to NYS Combat Veterans or up to SUNY Tuition for a private schoolMust be a NYS ResidentUndergrad (8 semesters)/Graduate (6 semesters)Apply through Higher Education at –complete supplemental application and provide DD 214
12Chpt 1606-Selected Reserve Chpt 1607-REAP Chpt 33-Post 9-11 Kicker GI Bill ProgramsChpt 1606-Selected ReserveChpt 1607-REAPChpt 33-Post 9-11Kicker
13GI Bill Programs Chpt 1606- Selected Reserve ARNG Kicker Soldiers with 6yr contract w/reserve component$337 a month36 months of benefitARNG KickerAdds $200 to GI Bill benefitOffered to certain units and military specialties$820.80
14GI Bill ProgramsChpt Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)Soldiers who have served (90 days or more) in support of a contingency operationRates per month vary based on time served40% - $570.4060% - $855.6080% - $1,140.8036 months$820.80
15GI Bill Programs Chpt 33- Post 9-11 (eff: 1 Aug 2009) Eligibility Served at least 90 days or more on Title 10 following (see chart); 36 months for 100%Served at least 30 days and was released due to a service-connected disabilityBenefit last for 15 yrs from last day on active duty36 monthsMost ARNG will be eligible for 50-70% of benefitLimit in NY $1010 per credit hrFees $12,697.00
16Chpt 33 GI Bill Eligibility 90Service Requirements(after 9/10/01 an individual must serve an aggregate of)% of Maximum Benefit PayableAt least 36 months100At least 30 continuous days on active duty(Must be discharged due to service-connected disability)At least 30 months, but less than 36 monthsAt least 24 months, but less than 30 months80At least 18 months, but less than 24 months70At least 12 months, but less than 18 months60At least 06 months, but less than 12 months50At least 90 days, but less than 06 months40
17Chpt 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill Tuition and mandatory fees Basic Housing Allowance (BAH)Book Stipend
18Tuition and Fees Amount is prorated according to length of service. Cannot exceed state limitsNY: Tuition- $1010 per credit hourFees- $12, per termExample: Soldier attends SUNY and is eligible for 50%. SUNY tuition is $ GI Bill will pay 50% of $Paid to schoolSoldiers on active duty are not limited to state limits (does not include AGR)
19Housing Allowance E5 with dependents for zip code of the school Amount is prorated according to length of service.Paid to Soldier monthlyImportant Notes:Must be more than ½ timeMust take at least one course in the classroomCan not be currently on active duty (does not include AGR)
20Book Stipend Up to $1,000 annual stipend $41.67 per credit hrProrated based on length of servicePaid to SoldierActive Duty not eligible for stipend (does not include AGR)
21Yellow Ribbon ProgramColleges enter into a voluntary agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the state tuition limit. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.Must qualify for 100% of the benefit to use the Yellow Ribbon Program
22How Does Chpt 33 Affect My Other GI Bills? 36 months of one chpt or up to 48 months by combining chptsKickers can be used with Chpt 33Irrevocable election to give up chpt 30, chpt 1606 or chpt 1607 (letter from VA)
23TransferabilityTo be eligible to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill to a spouse or child a Soldier must meet three requirements:Be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI BillHave at least 6 years of military service upon request (Individual Ready Reserves time does not count)Not have an adverse action flag
24Transferability Service Obligation Must agree to incur an additional service obligation of up to 4yrsRuleYears of Service When Request is SubmittedAdditional Service Obligation1At least 6 years but less than 10 years4 years from the date the request was submitted210 or more years4 years or up to Retention Control Point or Mandatory Retirement date
25Transferability Service Obligation RuleYears of Service as of 1 Aug 2009Additional Service Obligation320 or more yearsNo additional service obligation4Approved retirement with a date from 1 September 2009 through 1 June 2010519 but less than 20 years1 year of service from the date the request was submitted.618 but less than 19 years2 years of service from the date the request was submitted717 but less than 18 years3 years of service from the date the request was submitted.
26Transferability Spouses can use benefit immediately Children can not use benefit until member has served 10yrs in armed forcesMust be eligible dependent in DEERS (21yrs or 23yrs if in school)Request transfer through the DoD Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) web page at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/Approval will come through
27Dependents Using Chpt 33Once transferability is approved the dependent applies through Veteran Affairs by…Complete VA Form eVA Form C Declaration of Status of Dependents (by Servicemember)Attach proof of transferability approval
29Student Loan Repayment Program Can repay up to $50,00015% or $500 a yr whichever is higher ($7500 limit per yr)6yr contract with NYARNGMust have at least 1 loan to signLoans can be added during contract periodPaid directly to loan holder