Arizona Reinstating Tuition Program For National Guard Members

By Holliday Moore
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 9:35am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 9:36am

Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the reinstated tuition assistance program
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the reinstated tuition assistance program on Nov. 4, 2019, with members of the Arizona National Guard.

A week ahead of Veterans Day, Gov. Doug Ducey announced he is restoring a tuition assistance program for Arizona’s National Guard members that was scrapped amid last decade’s Great Recession.

He told troops at the Phoenix base on Monday that lawmakers are restoring $1 million to the tuition reimbursement program to help members who complete at least a semester at a Veterans Affairs-approved college or vocational school.  

"Today I want every citizen-soldier and airman to know that Arizona is grateful for your service,” Ducey told the troops.  “We're honored to support you in this way and I want to say thank you on behalf of the governor, and God bless."

Eligible members can get up to $250 per credit hour, totaling $4,000 a year.

Other requirements include being an active member of the Arizona National Guard the entire semester and maintaining at least a C grade in each course.

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