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Military and Veterans

Kentucky Resources and Benefits

Members of the Kentucky National Guard may be eligible for these federal and state financial aid programs.

Kentucky Air National Guard Education Assistance

Eligibility: High school graduate or GED holder and member of the Kentucky Air National Guard.

Award: The Montgomery GI Bill gives students up to $317 each month for up to 36 months toward an undergraduate degree. The Montgomery GI Bill Kicker offers an additional $350 each month for selected critical career fields and is also paid for up to 36 months. Students receive credit for their military schooling, which is transferable to many colleges in Kentucky. Kentucky Air Guard membership offers a 100 percent tuition award program to all Kentucky state-supported schools (if funds are available).

Application: Call the Kentucky Air National Guard Representative at 502.413.4604 or toll free 800.892.6722.

Kentucky Army National Guard Federal Tuition Assistance

Eligibility: Must be a Guard member in satisfactory standing; complete basic and advanced individual training; and attend an approved accredited school to pursue a vocational, associate, bachelor or graduate program.

Award: Tuition (subject to the availability of funds) for up to $250 a credit hour, not to exceed cap outlined in National Guard Policy letter.

Application: Write to Education Services Office, Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601; or call 502.607.1342.

Kentucky National Guard Montgomery GI Bill

Eligibility: Guard member with six-year obligation who is a high school graduate or GED holder and completes basic and advanced individual training.

Award: Students receive up to $317 each month for full-time enrollment in a Veterans Administration approved vo-tech, undergraduate or graduate program for up to 36 months.

Application: Write to Education Services Office, Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601; or call 502.607.1342.

Kentucky National Guard Montgomery GI Bill Kicker

Eligibility: Newly enlisted Guard members with no prior service, current members with three years of service and active duty members who join the Guard within 30 days of discharge and enlist or extend in a qualifying unit for at least six years qualify for the reserve component Montgomery GI Bill.

Award: Up to $200 each month as a full-time student enrolled in a program approved for VA benefits; $350 each month is available for soldiers participating in an officer commissioning program such as ROTC or OCS. All soldiers must meet eligibility in their unit, MOS and ASVAB scores.

Application: A Montgomery GI Bill Kicker Contract is available through the recruiting and retention office at the unit, the Military Entrance Processing Station or by calling the Education Services Officer at 502.607.1342.

Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award

Eligibility: Active member of the Kentucky National Guard. Must maintain all minimum standards, be eligible for all positive personnel actions and have completed basic training or its equivalent.

Award: Up to in-state tuition for full or part-time study at any Kentucky public college while funds are available.

Application: Available online at https://ky.ngb.army.mil/tuitionstudent; or contact the Boone National Guard at 502.607.1039.

In addition, dependents of deceased or totally disabled Kentucky veterans may be able to take advantage of these waiver programs: