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1 New York Army National Guard 1LT Katie McGovern State Education Services Officer Facebook

2 Agenda Intro to NY Army National Guard Intro to NY Army National Guard Tuition Assistance Programs Tuition Assistance Programs GI Bill Programs GI Bill Programs Student Loan Repayment Program Student Loan Repayment Program

3 New York Army National Guard Operational Reserve Force with a State and Federal Mission Operational Reserve Force with a State and Federal Mission Division of Military and Naval Affairs Division of Military and Naval Affairs National Guard Bureau National Guard Bureau Over 10,000 Soldiers Over 10,000 Soldiers 60 armories 60 armories Citizen Soldiers Citizen Soldiers

4 New York Army National Guard Education Services Office Education Services Office Watervliet Arsenal Watervliet Arsenal Responsible for… Responsible for… Tuition Assistance Programs Tuition Assistance Programs Determining eligibility for GI Bill programs Determining eligibility for GI Bill programs Student Loan Repayment Student Loan Repayment Testing (CLEPS, DSSTS, etc) Testing (CLEPS, DSSTS, etc) Educational counseling Educational counseling

5 NYARNG Education Staff Education Services Officer (ESO) 1LT McGovern (518) Education Services Officer (ESO) 1LT McGovern (518) Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) SSG Reynolds (518) Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) SSG Reynolds (518) GI Bill Manager/FTA AssistantSSG Landry(518) GI Bill Manager/FTA AssistantSSG Landry(518) Incentives Manager SGT Daly(518) Incentives Manager SGT Daly(518) Incentives Manager Vacant(518) Incentives Manager Vacant(518) State TA and Student LoanMs Kathy Felts (518) State TA and Student LoanMs Kathy Felts (518)

6 ESO

7 Education Requirements Officers: BA/BS to make CPT Officers: BA/BS to make CPT Warrant Officers: Recommended Associates Warrant Officers: Recommended Associates Enlisted: Nothing required. Enlisted: Nothing required. Note: Will need college credits to compete for promotion. Note: Will need college credits to compete for promotion.

8 Tuition Assistance Incentive Program (State TA) ARNG Federal TA Veterans TA

9 Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (aka State TA) 100% SUNY tuition or up to SUNY tuition ($2485) to private institutions located within the state of NY 100% SUNY tuition or up to SUNY tuition ($2485) to private institutions located within the state of NY Up to BA/BS Up to BA/BS Members of Army Guard, Air Guard, Naval Militia Members of Army Guard, Air Guard, Naval Militia Fall and Spring semesters only Fall and Spring semesters only Deadlines 15 Aug (Fall) and 15 Dec (Spring) Deadlines 15 Aug (Fall) and 15 Dec (Spring)

10 ARNG Federal Tuition Assistance $250 per credit hr with a cap of $4500 per fiscal year (1 Oct-30 Sept) $250 per credit hr with a cap of $4500 per fiscal year (1 Oct-30 Sept) Up to Masters to include certificate or license program Up to Masters to include certificate or license program Must pass and complete all courses Must pass and complete all courses Must apply NLT class start date Must apply NLT class start date https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits FY 12- GoArmyEd FY 12- GoArmyEd

11 NYS Veterans Tuition Assistance Award Provides 98% SUNY Tuition to NYS Combat Veterans or up to SUNY Tuition for a private school Provides 98% SUNY Tuition to NYS Combat Veterans or up to SUNY Tuition for a private school Must be a NYS Resident Must be a NYS Resident Undergrad (8 semesters)/Graduate (6 semesters) Undergrad (8 semesters)/Graduate (6 semesters) Apply through Higher Education at –complete supplemental application and provide DD 214 Apply through Higher Education at –complete supplemental application and provide DD 214

12 GI Bill Programs Chpt 1606-Selected Reserve Chpt 1607-REAP Chpt 33-Post 9-11 Kicker

13 GI Bill Programs Chpt Selected Reserve Chpt Selected Reserve Soldiers with 6yr contract w/reserve component Soldiers with 6yr contract w/reserve component $337 a month $337 a month 36 months of benefit 36 months of benefit ARNG Kicker ARNG Kicker Adds $200 to GI Bill benefit Adds $200 to GI Bill benefit Offered to certain units and military specialties Offered to certain units and military specialties

14 GI Bill Programs Chpt Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Chpt Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Soldiers who have served (90 days or more) in support of a contingency operation Soldiers who have served (90 days or more) in support of a contingency operation Rates per month vary based on time served Rates per month vary based on time served 40% - $ % - $ % - $ % - $ % - $1, % - $1, months 36 months

15 GI Bill Programs Chpt 33- Post 9-11 (eff: 1 Aug 2009) Chpt 33- Post 9-11 (eff: 1 Aug 2009) Eligibility Eligibility Served at least 90 days or more on Title 10 following (see chart); 36 months for 100% 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 disability Served at least 30 days and was released due to a service- connected disability Benefit last for 15 yrs from last day on active duty Benefit last for 15 yrs from last day on active duty 36 months 36 months Most ARNG will be eligible for 50-70% of benefit Most ARNG will be eligible for 50-70% of benefit

16 Chpt 33 GI Bill Eligibility 90 Service Requirements (after 9/10/01 an individual must serve an aggregate of) % of Maximum Benefit Payable At least 36 months 100 At least 30 continuous days on active duty (Must be discharged due to service-connected disability) At least 30 months, but less than 36 months At least 24 months, but less than 30 months80 At least 18 months, but less than 24 months70 At least 12 months, but less than 18 months60 At least 06 months, but less than 12 months50 At least 90 days, but less than 06 months40 100

17 Chpt 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill Tuition and mandatory fees Tuition and mandatory fees Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) Book Stipend Book Stipend

18 Tuition and Fees Amount is prorated according to length of service. Amount is prorated according to length of service. Cannot exceed state limits Cannot exceed state limits NY: Tuition- $1010 per credit hour NY: Tuition- $1010 per credit hour Fees- $12, per term Fees- $12, per term Example: Soldier attends SUNY and is eligible for 50%. SUNY tuition is $ GI Bill will pay 50% of $ Example: Soldier attends SUNY and is eligible for 50%. SUNY tuition is $ GI Bill will pay 50% of $ Paid to school Paid to school Soldiers on active duty are not limited to state limits (does not include AGR) Soldiers on active duty are not limited to state limits (does not include AGR)

19 Housing Allowance E5 with dependents for zip code of the school E5 with dependents for zip code of the school Amount is prorated according to length of service. Amount is prorated according to length of service. Paid to Soldier monthly Paid to Soldier monthly Important Notes: Must be more than ½ time Must be more than ½ time Must take at least one course in the classroom Must take at least one course in the classroom Can not be currently on active duty (does not include AGR) Can not be currently on active duty (does not include AGR)

20 Book Stipend Up to $1,000 annual stipend Up to $1,000 annual stipend $41.67 per credit hr $41.67 per credit hr Prorated based on length of service Prorated based on length of service Paid to Soldier Paid to Soldier Active Duty not eligible for stipend (does not include AGR) Active Duty not eligible for stipend (does not include AGR)

21 Yellow Ribbon Program Colleges 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. Colleges 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 Must qualify for 100% of the benefit to use the Yellow Ribbon Program

22 How Does Chpt 33 Affect My Other GI Bills? 36 months of one chpt or up to 48 months by combining chpts 36 months of one chpt or up to 48 months by combining chpts Kickers can be used with Chpt 33 Kickers can be used with Chpt 33 Irrevocable election to give up chpt 30, chpt 1606 or chpt 1607 (letter from VA) Irrevocable election to give up chpt 30, chpt 1606 or chpt 1607 (letter from VA)

23 Transferability To 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 Bill Be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill Have at least 6 years of military service upon request (Individual Ready Reserves time does not count) Have at least 6 years of military service upon request (Individual Ready Reserves time does not count) Not have an adverse action flag Not have an adverse action flag

24 Transferability Service Obligation Rule Years of Service When Request is Submitted Additional Service Obligation 1 At least 6 years but less than 10 years 4 years from the date the request was submitted 2 10 or more years 4 years or up to Retention Control Point or Mandatory Retirement date Must agree to incur an additional service obligation of up to 4yrs Must agree to incur an additional service obligation of up to 4yrs

25 Transferability Service Obligation Rule Years of Service as of 1 Aug 2009 Additional Service Obligation 3 20 or more years No additional service obligation 4 Approved retirement with a date from 1 September 2009 through 1 June 2010 No additional service obligation 5 19 but less than 20 years 1 year of service from the date the request was submitted but less than 19 years 2 years of service from the date the request was submitted 7 17 but less than 18 years 3 years of service from the date the request was submitted.

26 Transferability Spouses can use benefit immediately Spouses can use benefit immediately Children can not use benefit until member has served 10yrs in armed forces Children can not use benefit until member has served 10yrs in armed forces Must be eligible dependent in DEERS (21yrs or 23yrs if in school) Must 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/ Request transfer through the DoD Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) web page at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ Approval will come through Approval will come through

27 Dependents Using Chpt 33 Once transferability is approved the dependent applies through Veteran Affairs by… Once transferability is approved the dependent applies through Veteran Affairs by… Complete VA Form e Complete VA Form e VA Form C Declaration of Status of Dependents (by Servicemember) VA Form C Declaration of Status of Dependents (by Servicemember) Attach proof of transferability approval Attach proof of transferability approval

28 Student Loan Repayment Program

29 Can repay up to $50,000 Can repay up to $50,000 15% or $500 a yr whichever is higher ($7500 limit per yr) 15% or $500 a yr whichever is higher ($7500 limit per yr) 6yr contract with NYARNG 6yr contract with NYARNG Must have at least 1 loan to sign Must have at least 1 loan to sign Loans can be added during contract period Loans can be added during contract period Paid directly to loan holder Paid directly to loan holder

30 Questions? Comments? Concerns?


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