Utah Army National Guard
Education Services Office
Utah Army National Guard
Education Services Office
Open Monday - Thursday from 0700-1700.
Please contact us at the email below if you need assistance, would like to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting, or have questions about your education benefits.
Education Services Specialist (FTA, CA, & education/career counseling): (801) 432-4040
GI Bill Manager: (801) 432-4471
State Programs Manager: (801) 432-4747
Army Personnel Testing: (801) 432-4263
Note: The Incentives section is now separate from Education. For incentives questions (including bonus and student loan repayment program) please email: email@example.com
Effective 4 May, 2021: FTA and Montgomery GI Bill- Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) may be used at the same time if you are going to school at least half-time! Please be aware that it will take time for the VA to issue guidance to School Certifying Officials (SCO) on this change.
ArmyIgnitED functionality is improving! Some schools are fully onboard in the new site and have begun submitting degree plans, course enrollment files, and the ETP TA requests for coverage for classes that were taken after GoArmyEd shutdown. If your school is one of those, you may request TA by clicking on your "education path" and then "Request Tuition Assistance" and select your course(s) from the information that was uploaded.
The Exception to Policy (ETP) coverage is still in place to allow time for all other schools to finish their onboarding process. If you click the link to request TA and no courses are listed, it means that your school has not uploaded your course enrollment file. Again- if you are eligible and have FTA available, you can still be covered under the ETP. Your funding will be processed once your school uploads the necessary information. Make sure you are in communication with your school POCs and they know that you are a member of the ARNG and plan to use FTA.
Please contact our office with questions!
The waiver application window has closed. Waivers may be awarded to late applicants if there are any remaining at your school. Please contact our office for more info about that possibility.
Click the links below to learn more about our education programs:
Provides financial assistance toward tuition for first associate, bachelor's, master's degree and/or academic certificate.
Can be used for colleges/universities in-state or out-of-state, online or in-person, and for just one class at a time or full-time enrollment!
FTA is requested and processed through ArmyIgnitED. To create your account, go to www.armyignited.com, click on "Get Started" and use your login.gov account (or create a new one) to sign in. Make sure to use your military email and your CAC card when you first create your account so your DOD ID can be linked. You may add additional authentication methods to your login.gov account so that you may be able to log in in the future without a CAC reader.
Once your account is created, click on "Education Path" to select your school and degree program. You must register for classes directly with your school, but once your education path is approved, return to the "My Education Path" page and click "Request Tuition Assistance" to request funding for your classes.
FTA requests should be submitted at least 5 business days prior to the class start date and must be approved prior to that date.
For current funding amounts and eligibility requirements, click here.
If you have any questions or are unsure of how to complete anything in ArmyIgnitED, please contact our Education Services Specialist!
UTARNG ESS Responsibilities
ACCESS, ArmyU Responsibilities
Provides additional financial assistance toward tuition after Soldier has reached annual FTA limit or for Soldiers or Airmen who are actively serving and in good standing but otherwise ineligible to use FTA.
STA covers up to $250 per semester hour and up to $6,000 per fiscal year (combined if also using FTA).
Service Members pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or Cyber degree program are allowed up to $7,000 per fiscal year (combined if also using FTA) that can be applied both to tuition and fees starting in FY20. Service Member must include STEM-C Verification Letter signed by an advisor/official at the school indicating that their degree program qualifies as STEM or Cyber to receive additional funding.
STA packets MUST be submitted at least 15 days prior to the class start and must include: completed application, signed Statement of Understanding (SOU), and course/cost verification.
Please see our checklist to ensure you have included all required components of your application.
STA approval is subject to availability of funds.
Submit completed STA packets to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waives full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours) for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) at Utah public colleges/universities.
Members of the Utah National Guard (Army or Air) working on their first associate or bachelor's degree may apply.
STW packets must include: completed application, high school transcript or previous college transcript(s), short essay. Cadets must also include a signed memo from their Professor of Military Science (PMS) or Assistant PMS verifying that the Cadet is not receiving a scholarship for tuition.
Application period runs annually from 1 January-30 April.
STW packets must be submitted to email@example.com during open application period.
Downloadable Forms and Documents:
Federal Tuition Assistance Flyer - FY19
State Tuition Assistance Application
State Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding 01JUL19
STEM-C Verification Letter
State Tuition Assistance checklist
State Tuition Waiver Application