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Contact Us

President:  Brian Palmer
email: shipsva@ship.edu 

Vice President:  Jake Shumway
email: js3113@ship.edu
 

Please mail to the following address:

Veteran's Service Office
Box 19
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257 

 

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 Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) 

 Eligibility: 

  • Must have a valid expense from an accredited school.
  • For traditional part-time drilling soldiers, members on ADSW / ADT, or mobilized commissioned officers.
  • Eligible beginning the day member joins ARNG, even. prior to boot camp or AIT or while yet in High School.
  • Officers must serve 4 years after course completion.
  • Enlisted must simply remain in the ARNG during term of courses.
  • Members receiving an ROTC scholarship are not eligible.

 Benefit: (effective 1 Oct 2004) 

  • 100% of tuition and authorized fees with tuition caps of: $250 per semester hour, and $167 per quarter hour.
    • An authorized fee is a fee charged to all students for enrollment purposes or is directly related to the instruction of the course.
    • Credentials at the associate, bachelor, or master degree level and a vocational/technical certification and licensing.
  • $4,500 max per soldier, per FY, including fees.
  • High School or equivalency level may be funded at 100% of tuition and fees, but are still limited to the $4,500 annual cap.
  • May be used with the MGIB-Selected Reserve (SR) or MGIB-Active Duty (AD) for the same course based on the following;
    • MGIB-SR participants must be enrolled at least ½ time or more to combine benefits.
    • MGIB-AD participants who are drawing GI Bill-Kicker benefits are NOT eligible for ARNG FTA.
  • ARNG recommends that schools apply FTA prior to Pell Grants, to allow for maximizing benefit for student financial needs.

Note: ARNG FTA operates on a limited budget and is NOT a guaranteed benefit. It is offered on a "first come, first served" basis.

How to Apply: 

  • Apply to an "accredited" school/program. School must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Apply online within the virtual armory website under the Education tab"s "online applications"
  • For more help find your State Point of Contacts under the "Contacts" tab.
  • www.virtualarmory.com