National Guard Postsecondary Education Grant
Washington National Guard members can get money for college or training.
- Grant helps pay college costs not covered by other financial aid.
- Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now being accepted.
The National Guard Grant helps members of the Washington National Guard get an approved degree or certificate. Graduate students can apply beginning with the 2022-23 academic year. Participants commit to serving one year (served concurrently with contract) in exchange for each year of funding.
We are currently updating the National Guard Grant Program Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.
About the Program
Participants must meet the following requirements:
- Be an active drilling member in good standing of the Washington National Guard.
- Have completed the current year’s FAFSA or WASFA financial aid application.
- Attend an accredited higher education institution in Washington State, or a Washington institution that provides training under the Montgomery GI Bill®.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Participants must fulfill the following obligations:
- Serve one year in the National Guard for each year of Washington National Guard Grant funding received. Service begins after the last day of the final term of the academic year for which funds are received.
- Maintain good standing as a member of the Washington National Guard.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the degree or certificate program where enrolled.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now being accepted.
Update 11/4/2022: Due to record demand, the NGG program is expected to exceed the 2022-2023 budget capacity. Applications will continue to be accepted on a waitlist basis.