University of Southern Indiana

National Guard Supplemental Grant

National Guard Supplemental Grant (NGSG) - a grant that guarantees up to 100% of tuition and fees will be funded by the State of Indiana for eligible members of the Indiana National Guard. The NGSG covers tuition and regularly assessed fees, not room and board or textbooks. The NGSG can only be used in the fall and spring semesters. It is subject to available funds.

  • The grant amounts are based on credit hours per semester up to 15 credit hours.
  • NGSG is a once a year application that resets every June.
  • Funds are based upon availability and annual budget set by the State of Indiana Legislation.
  • Application process is done through


Indiana National Guard Requirements

  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard in active drilling status**
  • Must not have been AWOL at any time during the 12 months prior to their enrollment in college for any academic term**
  • Must have all required ING paperwork submitted and approved to their ING education office prior to the start of classes (each semester). Forms and submission processes differ by ING branch. Students should contact their unit commander for details.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students must contact their unit commander for certification and must be recertified each semester to receive the NGSG.

State Financial Aid Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED (ING might have other restrictions)
  • Must file the current year FAFSA with an eligible Indiana institution listed.
  • Must be seeking first Associate or Bachelor’s degree at a public institution in the State of Indiana (please view the Eligible Indiana Institutions for details)
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as established by the institution
  • Must have filed an application for and, if applicable, used any federal and state financial assistance available to attend a State institution

Instructions for Applying for the NGSG Program: Click here for step-by-step instructions 

If you have already applied:

  • You can view your eligibility on the State Financial Aid website by logging into eStudent at  

The NGSG covers only certain tuition charges and does not cover other expenses such as room and board or textbooks. It is subject to available funds.  If questions arise about Indiana National Guard eligibility and certification, the student should start with his or her unit commander or state education office:

Indiana Education Assistance Office:

Education Services Specialist
National Guard Bureau
Indiana Army National Guard
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317)964-7147

Additional number: 317-247-3300 x77020


The grant pays up to 100% of regularly assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate rate.

Funds are available for fall and spring terms only, and are capped at 8 semesters. The Indiana National Guard reserves the right, in cooperation with the state, to revoke for cause the NGSG at any time.

Funds can only be utilized to cover tuition and fees not covered by the terms of the Federal Tuition Assistance program.  Fees must apply to all students, both residential and distance learning in order to be covered by NGSG.

Disbursement of Funds

Funds are applied directly to the student's account after the University certifies enrollment. This typically takes place after the fourth week of classes.

Further Information

For further information, visit Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant.

National Guard Extension Scholarship

The National Guard Extension Scholarship is a limited scholarship available to former Guard members who left the Guard under honorable discharge conditions, used the NGSG in the past, and who served on active duty overseas since Sept. 10, 2001. For more information visit IN.GOV and search National Guard Extension Scholarship.

Current or former Guard members who believe they might qualify for either of these programs and want additional information should contact:

Indiana National Guard Education Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Contact Jamie Bandy


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