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A grant that guarantees up to 100% of certain tuition costs will be met by the State of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard; the National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG) covers only certain tuition charges and does not cover other expenses such as room and board or textbooks. It is subject to available funds.
The grant amounts are based on 30 credit hours of enrollment per academic year, or 15 credit hours per semester. Students must be enrolled full-time (usually defined as enrolled in 12 or more credit hours) or part-time (taking at least 3 credit hours) in order to receive the NGSG. At colleges that charge by the credit hour, full-time students enrolled in at least 12 but less than 15 credit hours per semester will have their grants reduced if the actual tuition falls below the approved tuition used to estimate the grant. Students at colleges that charge a flat fee for enrollment in 12-15 credit hours will receive the maximum grant amount provided they are enrolled full-time. Part-time students will receive the grant based on the credit hour tuition and eligible fees at the college they are attending. Note that some colleges charge a flat fee to some students but charge by the credit hour to others if they are enrolled in evening, accelerated, adult, technology state-wide or similar programs.
To be eligible an applicant must met the eligibility requirements of both the Indiana National Guard (ING), the Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) and attend a state funded college or university. Eligible colleges and universities are:
The NGSG can be used in the fall and spring semesters only.
Indiana National Guard Eligibility: Being certified by the Indiana National Guard means starting at the unit command level and then proceeding to the headquarters or airbase education offices for final approval before the start of classes. Certification must be done for each term of enrollment.
SFA Eligibility: Applying for the NGSG requires that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be filed every year.
The Indiana National Guard reserves the right, in cooperation with SFA, to revoke for cause the NGSG at any time.
If there are questions about Indiana National Guard eligibility and certification, the student should start with their unit commander. If the questions are about SFA eligibility, tuition charges or financial aid in general, the student should go to the Financial Aid Office of the school they plan to attend or contact SFA directly at:
Division of Student Financial Aid
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
W462 Indiana Government Center
402 West Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indiana Army National Guard
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
ATTN: Education Services Office