• Become an active member, in good standing, of the Vermont National Guard.

  • Complete basic training.

  • Plan or Continue attending a Vermont university, college, or an eligible training institution offering certificate training or continuing education programs beginning on or after January 1, 2019.

  • Enroll in a program that leads to an undergraduate certificate or degree, or is studying for relevant continuing education.

  • Have not previously earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree.

  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress.

  • Applicant has exhausted any post 9/11/2001 tuition benefits and other federally funded military tuition assistance.

  • The amount of the award will vary depending upon the institution and/or program in which the student enrolls.​

  • Award amount at Northern Vermont University, the University of Vermont, or Community College of Vermont will be equal to the in-state resident tuition rate at the relevant institution.

  • Award amount at a Vermont State College other than Northern Vermont University or at any eligible Vermont private college/university will be the in-state resident tuition rate at Northern Vermont University.

  • Award amount at an eligible training institution for a non-degree, certificate training, or continuing education program, will be the lower of the institution's standard tuition or the in-state resident tuition rate at Northern Vermont University.​​

  • The Vermont National Guard Tuition Benefit Program (Interest-Free and Forgivable Loan) (VNGTBP) award is a LOAN that covers tuition. If the Guard member receives other federally funded military tuition assistance that covers a portion or all of tuition (including Veteran Affairs benefits), the VNGTBP loan amount will be reduced or eliminated and the school will be required to return funds to VSAC (thereby lowering the amount of the tuition benefit loan).

  • Complete two years of service (after the scholarship is 1st disbursed) in the Vermont National Guard for each full academic year award disbursed.

  • ​​For members participating on less than a full-time basis, the service commitment is one month of service for each credit hour attempted not to exceed 12 months of service for a single semester.

  • For members participating in training programs, the service commitment is 6 months for each certificate earned. Each Guard member may enroll in up to two training program certificates per term, and up to two terms per year .. Vermont Student Assistance Corporation annually determines the amount of the interest free loan to be forgiven for each completed year of service.

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree

  • Two certificate programs per term

  • Up to four certificate programs per year





  • Vermont State Colleges

  • University of Vermont

  • Vermont Private Colleges (Up to the Northern Vermont University rate)

  • Certificate Programs