National Guard

Education Benefits are available to enlisted South Carolina National Guard service members. 

For up to date information on education benefits, visit the SCANG Education Services Office (ESO) Facebook page.

CAP-College Assistance Program

  • Eligibility begins the day of enlistment as determined by the SCANG
  • Must submit an application to SCANG-Columbia
  • Applications can ONLY be submitted between June 1st and Aug. 1st of every year. No exceptions
  • Benefit amount is $4500 per academic year (Fall, Spring, and summer if there are remaining funds)
  • Cumulative totals cannot exceed $18,000
  • Awarded first-come/first serve basis
  • ROTC scholarship recipients are NOT eligible for CAP, except for SMP contracts
  • CAP is not available to Graduate Studies or continuing education
  • CAP is subject to the availability of funds by the SC General Assembly
  • The Lander Financial Aid Office will be responsible for awarding CAP money based on eligibility and eligibility dates
  • For more information about the CAP program, please visit the SC Commission on Higher Education

CAP Application for Army

CAP Application for Air Force

Montgomery GI Bill©- Selected Reserves (CH. 1606)

  • Eligible after completing basic and AIT training
  • Please apply after receiving a copy of your NOBE, Notice of Basic Eligibility
  • Benefits are paid directly to the student, not the school
  • Benefits are paid at the end of each month for the preceding month that you are enrolled in school

Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)- Army National Guard/Reserves

  • Eligibility requirements have changed. For complete eligibility regulations, students should contact their unit or go online to goarmyed.com. 
  • FTA is up to $4500 per fiscal year (Oct. 1- Sept. 30), NOT academic year.
  • Eligibility begins one year after MOS qualification.
  • Lander’s Financial Aid Office invoices the SCANG once they receive a copy of your TA Authorization.
    • *If receiving Financial Aid, your aid may or may not be reduced
  • FTA eligibility is determined by the Army, not the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs or Lander
  • The student is responsible for submitting their application.