Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)
will pay up to a set amount per Army fiscal year (Oct - Sep) in
tuition expenses including some student fees. This benefit is may
be used in conjunction with the GI Bill and State Tuition
Reimbursement. Please note this is not a guaranteed benefit. This
program has a finite budget and is paid on a first come, first
served basis. Please apply early. You may apply for these benefits
within 30 days of your semester/quarter start date.
This program is available to drilling members of the National Guard
or Reserve. In order to receive payment for a course, the course
must be completed prior to your separation from the military. You
may start receiving FTA benefits the day you enlist. FTA can be
reimbursed for out of state institution tuition.
This benefit is paid up-front. You are required to earn a "C" or
better in your classes ("pass" in the event of a pass/fail class).
Failure to earn a "C" or better or "pass" may result in recoupment
Click on one of the following links
The Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund is a fund established
by private residents of Minnesota to thank Minnesota service
members for their service. The MMAF will provide $250 -- $500 to
all Minnesota military personnel who have served in a combat zone
since September 11, 2001. They will increase the amount of the
award to Purple Heart recipients and to the families of those
killed in action. See eligibility criteria below.
To apply go to www.thankmntroops.org.
The State of Minnesota will provide free tuition at any state college or university to
Minnesota war orphans until a bachelor's degree or equivalent has been
obtained. Eligibility determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please see eligibility criteria below.
For more information visit www.mdva.state.mn.us/education.htm