TUITION ASSISTANCE, ACTIVE ARMY, USAR, AND OHIO NATIONAL GUARD STUDENTS

Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process' and restrictions. Tuition Assistance (TA) is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money you have earned just like your base pay.

Active Army, USAR, and Ohio National Guard students wishing to use tuition assistance (TA) to pay for courses at the University of Northwestern Ohio must go through the GoArmyEd portal. 

Army students not using TA should still go through the portal, as it is linked to their education record and keeps it up-to-date.

About GoArmyEd

GoArmyEd is used by:

  • Soldiers to pursue their postsecondary educational goals.
  • Army education counselors to provide educational guidance.
  • Colleges to deliver degree and course offerings and to report soldier progress.

GoArmyEd enables soldiers to view information in their student record anytime and anywhere.

Soldiers access GoArmyEd to:
  • Request TA and register for college classes no less than 10 days before the start of your term and no more than 60 days before the start of the term.
  • Research and select schools and degree plans, class costs, and admission requirements.
  • Access online advising tools that help them select college classes that advance them toward their degree.
  • Complete an electronic TA Statement of Understanding (SOU) each term and return a signed, paper TA SOU to an Army education counselor annually.
  • Cancel TA requests if they want to drop a class before the class starts.
  • Withdraw from classes that have already started.
  • Access an electronic version of their student record.
  • View class grades that their school has posted directly to their student record.
  • Access VIA – a career, degree, and school decision support tool designed to help soldiers make informed decisions about how they use tuition assistance benefits.

Ohio National Guard Scholarship

  • Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly the program provides up to 100 percent tuition to Army and Air Guard members attending a two- or four- year public college or university. An equivalent amount that is the average state university tuition charge can be applied toward the costs at a private, proprietary institution.
  • The scholarship is available for up to twelve (12) full-time quarters, which equals up to $3175 each quarter.
  • Participants must commit to and/or complete six-year enlistment in the Ohio Guard. New enlistees must complete basic training and obtain a military job skill to qualify for a scholarship. Waivers are available for those who have a delay of 90 days or more between enlistment and basic training or basic training and their AIT/AFSC training. Also, initial applicants who are prior service enlistees and can show evidence of at least a 3 year of Active Duty service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may use the program with a 3 year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard. They must send a DD-214 and a notarized 3 year waiver form along with their application. Prior Service participants are eligible only for six (6) quarters or four (4) semesters of scholarship assistance.
  • Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their drills; excessive absenteeism is cause for discharge from the Ohio National Guard. In such cases, Ohio Law provides for recoupment of a pro-rated amount of the tuition paid plus interest.
  • Due to the ongoing state budget challenges, effective immediately the ONGSP will not accept late applications for the Ohio National Guard Scholarship.
  • University of Northwestern Ohio School Code: 39
  • You must use a Common Access Card (CAC) to register and log onto the ONGSP Website: https://ongsp.ohio.gov
  • The suspense dates for enrollment into the Ohio National Guard Scholarship program are as follows:
College of Applied Technologies College of Business Application Deadline
January/February Session Winter Quarter November 1
March/May Session Spring Quarter February 1
June/August Session Summer Quarter April 1
October/November Session Fall Quarter July 1

For more information or to apply, contact the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Office by phone at (614) 336-7032 or toll-free 1-888-400-6484, or by e-mail at: ongsp@ongsp.org