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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 U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
»  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 6 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.

If the student is determined by the FAFSA to be a dependent student, the student's parents must be residents of Indiana since at least December 31st of the previous year. If the student is determined to be an independent student, the student must be a resident since at least December 31st of the previous year.

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 eight semesters within a maximum of eight years. The award will cover up to 15 credits per semester. The award is not available in the summer.