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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 NGSG covers only tuition, the general fee, and repair & rehabilitation fee. NGSG 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 bachelor's
   degree.
»  Be in at least 3 credits per term.
»  File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10 of the year proceeding the
   academic year the applicant plans to enroll.
»  Be certified eligible by the Indiana National Guard

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

The Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant eligibility must be certified by the Indiana National Guard (ING). Certification must be done for each term of enrollment. Initiation of the certification process is the responsibility of the student. Please see your Unit Commander for details on how to apply for this grant.

Indiana National Guard (ING) Certification requires:

» The student 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 ICHE must be on an official list submitted to ICHE 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 ICHE, to revoke the Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant at any time.

The ICHE award eligibility period is limited to four years (eight semesters) of state financial aid eligibility which must be used within an eight year period from when the award is first used if the award is first used after July 1, 2011. Students are grandfathered from the eight year rule if their first state aid award was received and used prior to July 1, 2011.