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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! Our comprehensive resources help you make the most of your education benefits so you can achieve your goals:

  • Education Consultation and ASVAB improvement with Education Services specialists
  • Assistance with the GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill
  • Filing instructions for federal tuition assistance - ArmyIgnitED
  • Filing instructions for state tuition assistance -- National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG), which guarantees up to 100 percent of tuition costs
  • Select Reserve Incentive Program
  • A wide selection of testing, credentialing assistance, a resource library and more!

Tuition Assistance

Education entitlements and incentives are among the greatest benefits to serving in the Indiana National Guard. These benefits provide Guardsmen with opportunities to work toward a future career, and include tuition assistance, on-the-job training, credentialing and more. 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.

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 various eligibility requirements.

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 form below and someone will contact you to discuss how to get started.

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ASVAB Improvement

Credentialing Assistance is now available on www.armyignited.com!  We encourage you to register your account today and find a credential that can help advance your career goals. Visit https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/index.htm and browse the 1600+ credentialing options available to Army National Guard soldiers. 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 www.armyignited.com to submit your credentialing assistance request in just four easy steps.

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. The Army offers up to $4,000 per fiscal year to use toward an eligible credential listed on https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/index.htm. So do not delay and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

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 currently serving 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
  • NOTE: IF YOU VOLUNTARILY SEPARATE FROM THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR OBLIGATION END DATE (OED), YOUR TRANSFER OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) WILL BE TERMINATED, AND ANY FUNDS PAID TO YOUR DEPENDENTS WILL BE RE-COUPED.

What Do I Get?

  • Dependents receive same payment tier as the Soldier
  • Spouses may use transferred benefits immediately
  • Child/Children:
  • 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 currently serving to add a new dependent

How to transfer

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

Assessing 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.

https://jst.doded.mil/jst


Resume Writing

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

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.

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Contact

Mail


Indiana Army National Guard
Education Services Office

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

Phone


Education Services
317-964-7023

Federal Tuition Assistance and Credentialing
317-964-7147

National Guard Supplemental Grant
317-964-7161

GI Bill Manager
317-964-7055

NCOIC
317-964-7020

Education Services Officer / OIC
317-964-7017

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
317-964-7110

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