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Indiana National Guard Education Services LogoAs a member of the Indiana National Guard, you’ve earned your way to higher education, a bolder career and a brighter future. Whether you are just beginning your education journey, are approaching graduation or are somewhere in between, Education Services makes it easier for you to navigate your benefits so you don't have to do it alone. We are here to help you fund your future!

College Planning and Assistance

Contact Education Services to request an Education Consultation.

Request an Education Consultation

Download your JST to find out how much college credit you may be eligible for from your military training and experience.

If you are prior Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy, or do not have access to a Common Access Card (CAC) reader, you will need to register for a JST account. Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy are eligible for JST Transcripts.

Joint Services Transcript

As part of your Education Consultation, the Education Services team will walk you through your financial resources options, including:

Improve Your ASVAB/GT Score

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. The ASVAB/GT Improvement Program is available to assist you with your scores. Our tutors are available in-person or virtually to help you prepare to re-take the ASVAB test. If you are interested in changing your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), applying for either Officer Candidate School (OCS) or Warrant Officer programs, please complete the Education Consultation form below and someone will contact you to discuss how to get started.

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The Education Services Office offers Army tests that will help you advance your military career and turn your career experiences into college credits.

  • Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
  • Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
  • Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
  • Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT or aka-ASVAB retake)
  • Exam Proctoring
  • ASVAB Tutoring
  • Non-Army personnel: (317) 964-7023

The following testing is available through your local area school at no cost to Indiana National Guard members and their spouses:

NOTE: IVY tech Locations can be used for secondary test locations. Click here for information about IVY Tech testing services.

Sign Up for Testing

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Actively participating service members with qualifying active duty, at least six years of service, and at least four years of service remaining may qualify to transfer some or all of their education benefits to their eligible dependents. Learn more by going to milconnect and clicking on Transfer My Education Benefits.

State Licensure Reimbursement

Spouses of Army National Guard soldiers who were reassigned from a duty station in one state to another state on or after December 12, 2017, and movement of the soldier’s dependents is authorized, qualify for up to $500 reimbursement in qualified relicensing costs with each reassignment. Applies only to Title 10/Title 32, Active Guard Reserve (AGR)/Active Duty. Inactive duty training (IDT) not authorized. Learn more at MilitaryOnesource:

Military Spouse Scholarships

My Career Advancement Account

The MyCAA Scholarship program helps military spouses pursue licenses, credentials or associates degrees with a specific concentration or major to pursue an occupation or career with transferable and portable skills. The program provides up to $2,000 per year (up to $4,000 lifetime cap). More information or apply at MilitaryOneSource:

Free CLEP Exams

Spouses of Title 10 Soldiers may also be eligible for free College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams through MYCAA and DANTES. Soldiers must be on Title 10 active duty/active guard reserve (AGR) in the grades of E1 - E5, W1 - W2, or O1 - O2. Learn more at CLEP:

Dependent children and spouses of military members are eligible to use The program provides free online tutoring and homework help for all grade levels and subjects including college and professional subjects and is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

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More than 2,300 colleges nationwide will convert your military experience into college credits. Converting your experience saves you time and money. Different colleges accept different credits.

Joint Service Transcript (JST)

The synchronized transcript is based on the SMART model and presents:

  • Personal service member data
  • Military course completions with descriptions
  • Military experience
  • College-level test scores
  • Other learning experiences
  • Summary page with course category codes
  • Academic institution courses page

Accessing JST

If you are prior Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy, or do not have access to a Common Access Card (CAC) reader, you will need to register for a JST account. Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy are eligible for JST Transcripts.

Joint Services Transcript

Resume Writing

Use information on JST to help you write your job application and articulate your experience to potential employers.

Credentials can help advance your career goals by allowing you to choose a certification in an area that expands on your existing experience or an area of interest to help further new career opportunities. Credentialing Assistance (CA) pays tuition, fees, books, and exam costs for any credential listed on the Army COOL website. Soldiers may use up to $4,000 per fiscal year (max TA and CA). Credentialing Assistance is available on ArmyIgnitED. We encourage you to register your account today and find a credential that can help advance your career goals.

Browse the 1600+ credentialing options available to Army National Guard soldiers by visiting Army COOL - Credentialing Opportunities On-Line. There are so many exciting options to choose from, including private pilot licenses, personal trainer certificates, commercial drivers licenses, Lean Six Sigma, welding, airport fire and rescue technician, crane operator, radiology specialist and so much more. Once you have selected a credential, log on to ArmyIgnitED to submit your credentialing assistance request in just four easy steps.

Credentialing Assistance - PDF



The National Guard Extension Scholarship (NGES) is a limited scholarship that provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed to former National Guard members who left the Guard under honorable discharge conditions, used the National Guard Supplement Grant in the past, and who served on active duty overseas since September 10, 2001. Students can attend either full time or part time. Learn more about NGES and how to get started:


What is it?

A Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits is an incentive for continued service offered to service members who qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

How do I qualify?

  • Be serving currently in the Uniformed Services, with at least six years completed
  • Qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at any payment tier
  • NOT be flagged for adverse action, ACFT/ABCP failure, or as Unsatisfactory Participant
  • Agree to a four-year service obligation from the date of your transfer request

What do I get?

  • Dependents receive same payment tier as the soldier
  • Spouses may use transferred benefits immediately


  • Cannot use the benefit until transferring soldier has completed 10 years in the Armed Forces
  • Can begin using the benefit on their 18th birthday or upon high school graduation, whichever comes first
  • Eligibility ends on their 26th birthday unless an earlier date is specified
  • Natural, stepchildren, adopted children and wards and foster children who have lived with the SM for 12 months are eligible
  • You can modify and/or revoke months for any dependents you originally transferred month of benefits to – even after you separate from service
  • IMPORTANT! You must be serving currently to add a new dependent

How to transfer:

Education entitlements and incentives are among the greatest benefits to serving in the Indiana National Guard. The state of Indiana and federal government provide various types of tuition assistance programs to Guardsmen. Some programs also provide a housing, books and supplies stipend. Each program has different eligibility requirements. Nearly 60 percent of all jobs in the United States require a higher education. The prospects for employment, management opportunities and additional earnings significantly improve with job seekers who have earned a college degree.

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) pays tuition costs up to $250 per semester hour, up to 16 semester hours, up to $4,000 per fiscal year (max TA and CA). FTA may be used to earn one degree at each of the following levels: Associates, Bachelor's and Master's.

State Tuition Assistance (STA) is up to 100% tuition assistance; programs vary by state. To find out what is offered in Indiana, request an Education Consultation or visit

Request an Education Consultation

Government Financial Aid


  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

Learn more about grants


  • If you apply for financial aid, your school will likely include student loans as part of your financial aid package. Generally, there are two types of student loans—federal and private
  • Federal student loans and federal parent loans: These loans are funded by the federal government
  • Private student loans: These loans are nonfederal loans, made by a lender such as a bank, credit union, state agency, or a school

Learn more about loans

Work Study

  • Available to students with financial need who are pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees
  • Available to full-time or part-time students
  • Administered by schools participating in the Federal Work- Study Program. Check with your school’s financial aid office to find out if your school participates

Learn more about work study

College Test Preparation


Tutoring has free, online tutoring and homework help available 24/7 for service members and their families.

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Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office

Bldg. 1, Room 2300
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241


Distribution Email Lists

Education Services:

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State Retention:


Education Services

Federal Tuition Assistance and Credentialing

National Guard Supplemental Grant

GI Bill Manager

Assistant Education Services Officer

Education Services Officer / OIC


Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

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