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State Tuition Assistance

Virginia’s State Budget does impact availability

2 year obligation with VaARNG after last use of State Tuition

Army & Air National Guard

  • Deadlines:
    • April 1 (Summer)
    • July 1 (Fall)
    • November 1 (Spring)

Apply online at http://vko.va.ngb.army.mil/virginiaguard by deadline noted above. The application website will open approximately 45 days before the deadline date of each semester and will close at midnight of the deadline date.

  • Must have a degree plan on file and grades from previous semester
  • Must complete basic training and be a member in good standing
  • GPA must be 2.0 to be approved
  • Once approved by the VA National Guard Education Office at Fort Pickett, an e-mail will be sent to veteran
  • School will receive roster from the VA National Guard Education Office at Fort Pickett with $ amounts for students
  • School bills the VA National Guard Education Office at Fort Pickett
  • Payment is made to schools within 60-90 days


A soldier receiving federal and/or state tuition assistance is responsible for turning in grades thirty days after the semester ends.  Failure to turn in grades could result in failure to receive future tuition assistance.  Grades need to be e-mailed to Terri Stallings-Oliver at terri.stallings@us.army.mil or faxed to 434-298-6296.  If classes need to be dropped because of military orders, a withdrawal form along with a copy of the orders will need to be supplied to the school.  If classes are dropped, withdrawn, repeated, failed or are incomplete and you have received tuition assistance for those classes, it is the soldier’s responsibility to reimburse the tuition assistance paid.  Failed, dropped, withdrawn, repeated or incomplete classes could result in a repayment of federal and/or state tuition assistance funds.  If repayment is not received, future tuition can be denied until funds are repaid and/or the account could be turned over to collections.  Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to qualify. 

Points of Contact

Further details on the provisions of TA can be found in AR 621-5.