Reservists and Guard Member Programs

You know what dedication is – you prove it through your service to our country. Why not extend that drive to obtaining your degree? It doesn’t matter if you’re continuing or returning to school, we offer a college experience on your terms.


Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges – SOCGuard
SOCGuard is a program within Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) that serves as a link between the higher education community and the Army National Guard in support of the Guard’s voluntary education needs. SOCGuard staff members provide telephone and email assistance to soldiers with their education-related questions, and help ESOs in the states provide educational assistance and counseling for deploying and redeploying soldiers. The SOCGuard website includes an array of resources and tools developed to assist soldiers who are planning to attend college.

Are You Looking for a way to pay for school?
The Guard is your ticket to a successful education. They offer benefits like: 100% Tuition Assistance – nearly $20,000 over four years; the Montgomery G.I. Bill; Army National Guard Kicker; National Guard Scholarships that can pay up to $10,000 a year plus a $1,200 book allowance; and student loan repayment programs. It’s a great way to pay for college and put cash in your pocket.

Money for College: 100% Tuition Assistance
The Guard can pay up to 100% of your college tuition and general fees, based on in-state public institution tuition rates – that’s nearly $20,000 over four years. In addition, you’ll receive a monthly housing allowance, and $1,000 for books and supplies, based on your commitment. Plus, many states offer additional college funding.

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