New Jersey National Guard Educational Benefits
New Jersey National Guardsman (Army or Air) who are eligible must:
~ Have completed Initial Active Duty Training.
~ Be in good standing with your unit.
For more information about the following three programs contact the NJARNG Education Center at 3650 Saylors Pond Road, Ft. Dix, NJ 08640 or by phone 609-562-0654 Fax: 609-562- 0699. More Information: Education Office Website
Tuition Assistance -
Pays up to 75% of tuition costs at Accredited schools only with a maximum of $100 per undergraduate credit and a maximum of $170 per graduate credit. Tuition Assistance may NOT be used together with any other federal program (i.e. the GI Bill) Applications available at: Youcanretain.net
DANTES Tuition Assistance -
Pays up to 75% of tuition costs for external degrees (Distance Learning Only.) There was a Fiscal Year 2001 cap of $2000 per Guardsman. Additional info at: DANTES Website
New Jersey National Guard Tuition (Waiver) Program - 30 Participating State Schools.
~ Must apply for financial aid annually (FAFSA)
~ Complete NJDMAVA Form 621-2-R "Commander's Certification" every semester.
~ Maintain academic standards set by the school.
~ Each school has their own policies and procedures for administering the NJNGTP. You must find out which office is responsible for the program and meet with a representative from that office before you register. This will ensure that you follow the school's policy. For assistance at each school, contact the Veterans Affairs Representative, the Financial Aid Office or the Registrar's Office.
Eligible State School List
Atlantic Cape Community College
Bergen Community College
Brookdale Community College
Burlington Community College
Camden County College
County College of Morris
Cumberland County College
Essex County College
Gloucester County College
Hudson County Community College
Mercer County Community College
Middlesex County College
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ocean County College
Passaic County Community College
Ramapo College of NJ
Raritan Valley Community College
Richard Stockton College of NJ
Salem Community College
Sussex County Community College
The College of New Jersey
The State University of NJ - Rutgers
Union County College
Univ. of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Warren County Community College
William Paterson University of NJ