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National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG)


The Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG) is a grant that guarantees up to 100% of certain tuition costs up to 15 credits a semester for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard; the National Guard Supplemental Grant covers only tuition and the general fee (IUPUI) and technology fee (IUPUC) and does not cover other expenses such as room and board or textbooks. It is subject to available funds.

To qualify for state grant consideration the applicant must:
»  Be an Indiana resident;
»  Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
»  Attend, or plan to attend, an eligible college or university
»  Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelors
   degree;
»  Be in at least 3 credits per term; and
»  File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -by March 10 of the year proceeding the
   academic year the applicant plans to enroll.

Independent students or dependent student’s (as determined by the FAFSA) parents must be domiciled in the state on or before December 31 of the year proceeding application for an award and be continuously domiciled in the state thereafter.

Additionally, Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant eligibility must be certified by the Indiana National Guard (ING) which 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. This certification is the responsibility of the student. Please see your unit's commander for details on how to apply for this grant.

Indiana National Guard (ING) Certification includes:

» The student must be in active drilling status. The unit commander is the sole determiner of this status. This applies to each
  academic term.

» The student cannot have been AWOL at any time during the 12 months prior to their enrollment in college for any academic term. The
  unit commander is the sole determiner of this status. This applies to each academic term.

» The student must complete all the required ING paperwork and must have all the paperwork approved by the appropriate ING
  education office before the start of classes. This applies to each academic term. Forms and process differ by ING branch, Air and
  Army. Students should contact their unit commander for details.

» The student's name and other pertinent data as required by SFA must be on an official list submitted to SFA by the appropriate Air or
  Army education offices of the ING, usually before classes start each term the student is enrolled.

The Indiana National Guard reserves the right, in cooperation with SFA, to revoke the Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant at any time.

The SFA award eligibility period is limited to four years (eight semesters) of state financial aid eligibility and eight years to exhaust that eligibility for their first state aid award that is received and used after July 1, 2011. Students are grandfathered from the eight year rule if their first state aid award is received and used prior to July 1, 2011