Arkansas National Guard
Tuition Incentive Program



  • The GTIP program has been replaced by the Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NGTA).
  • A small number of Guardsmen, who have already been identified and notified via email, have been “grandfathered” in and are eligible to still receive GTIP. These were ONLY the Guardsmen that attended private institutions AND had previously been awarded GTIP."
  • Arkansas National Guard Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NGTA)

The Guard Tuition Incentive Program (GTIP) is a state funded program created by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1995.

    It is only available to current and newly enlisted Soldiers and Airmen of the Arkansas National Guard and provides additional educational financial assistance for tuition expenses.

    GTIP pays $2500.00 per semester to awarded personnel.

    GTIP is only available for Fall and Spring semesters.

    GTIP is a first come first serve point based program administered by the Education Incentive Branch.

1. Non-prior and prior service persons qualified to enlist in the Arkansas National Guard.
2. Have 15 - years or less time in service.
3. Must have a 50 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test.
4. Enrolled as a full-time student at an Arkansas approved intuition
5. Is a current drilling member and in good standing in the Arkansas National Guard.

Application Process:
6. Fill out AG AR Form 621-A.
7. Fill out AG AR Form 621-R.
8. Fax, scan, email, mail to the Education Incentives Branch. Contact information is in the number in upper right menu.

Application Dates:
Fall Semester -              1 July thru 15 August
Spring Semester-          1 November thru 15 December



Tuition Incentive Program
(GTIP) References

GTIP Regulation
GTIP Application
GTIP Approved Institutions

Education Services Officer

(501) 212-4021

Education Assistant

(501) 212-4045

Federal Tuition Assistance

(501) 212-4041

GI Bill, Kickers and Testing

(501) 212-4011/4652



Bonuses and Student Loans


Education Office Fax

(501) 212-4196

Bonuses and Student Loans Fax

(501) 212-5449


Education Office

Bonuses\Student Loans