DO- Go to this link to
start your application once you have registered at
DON’T- Apply for tuition
assistance after classes have started. LATE
REQUESTS WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT BE APPROVED.
DO- Input the coursework
department and number (Block 3A on the TA Form)
correctly, such as MATH 1010, GEO 201, IT 133, etc.
to check your AKO email account at least ONCE A
WEEK!!!! The Education Office regularly sends out
updates for FTA recipients, which may significantly
affect your FTA status and tuition /fees payments.
DO- Apply for each semester you
will attend classes. FTA does not carry over
from semester to semester, etc. Each
semester/quarter/ you wish to have TA you must
Don’t drop classes after your school’s Add/Drop
date. If you do so, you will be charged the full
amount of your tuition assistance request. Reason:
Once you have submitted the approved copy of your
tuition assistance form to your school, it is a
binding contract between your school and the
National Guard. If you drop the classes, we still
pay . . . which means you will have to pay the
UTARNG back. If you have questions, contact us.
DO- Make absolutely sure that
you correctly input the semester/quarter/clock
hours. If you apply for semester hours and the
school you go to has quarters, you will be charged
Change your classes without first contacting the
Education Office. If you have classes that need to
be changed, call or email us, because we work with
you and the school to make it a seamless process. If
you don’t let us know, you might have to pay back
lots of $$$$$$$.
DO- Apply early. We accept applications up to 90
days before the start date. Once you can enroll in
your classes at the school you should apply for FTA.
DON’T- Don’t neglect to read
each and every statement you accept on the
“Statement of Understanding Agreements,” failure to
comply with these statements may cost you a lot of
Submit your grades ASAP upon completion of your
coursework. You have 60 days to submit grades, DON’T
FORGET! Failure to submit your grades will freeze
your account until the Ed. Office receives your
grades. This can be a big deal if you forget to send
them in over Summer vacation.
DON’T- Apply for multiple
semester / quarter’s coursework on the same
application. ALL classes on your application must
have the same start date. If your application has
more than one semester/quarter it will not be
approved. I say again- "DO NOT APPLY FOR COURSES
THAT HAVE DIFFERENT START DATES ON THE SAME
PROACTIVE!!!! If you have questions, if you are
unsure of any portion of the process, if you need
assistance, if you need to make corrections or
changes, if you aren’t doing well in classes. . .
CONTACT THE EDUCATION OFFICE. We will help you
when possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late for us
Apply for both State Tuition Assistance (STA) and
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). It is best to
first apply for STW (if your are going to a
“State” institution) and then FTA, as STA is
primarily for Air National Guard soldiers.
DO- Apply for State Tuition
Waiver. (STW) if you are attending a public
university or college. STW applications must be
submitted by MAY 31st of each year. This program
requires every state university or college to
reserve 2.5% in scholarship funds for guardsmen. STW
covers an entire school year’s tuition; any fees may
be paid by the FTA program. If you attend a state
school, STW should be your first choice; if your
application isn’t accepted (based on OML for the
applicants at your school) the FTA program is a
secondary option. However, you are not required to
apply for STW first.
DON’T- Fail coursework! Definitely don’t fail a
class and then apply for it again. You will be
charged for the class. AGAIN- DO NOT RE-APPLY FOR
COURSES YOU HAVE FAILED.
DO- (BYU Students only):
Ensure that you correctly select Brigham Young
University- Independent Study or Brigham Young
University-Main Campus for your tuition assistance
request. If you are concurrently enrolled, you must
submit 2 tuition assistance requests for that
semester. BYU will not accept TA forms with both,
nor will the Independent Study Office accept Main
Campus TA forms or vice versa.
DO- Call the education office with
ANY questions. The current education office contact
information is listed at
DON’T- Audit Courses!!!!!! The UTARNG does not
pay for audits. If you intend to audit a course, you
must discuss the issue with the Education Office
first in order to receive TA.
**FAILURE TO READ THIS DOCUMENT MAY TERMINATE
YOUR FTA ELIGIBILITY**