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 ESO Message Board

The ESO Message Board provides recent changes to programs or operating procedures in the NCNG Education Services Office. Review over each section for any recent changes to the program.
Federal Tuition Assistance Program (FTA/GoArmyEd):
For faster processing, send SOU to Commander & Readiness NCO's email address. (Email addresses can be obtained through your 1st line supervisor. DO NOT CALL THE EDUCATION OFFICE AND ASK FOR THIS INFORMATION).
  • Authorized Commander Representatives with signature authority may sign the SOU but the signature delegation authority memorandum must be also loaded into the Soldier's e-file in GoArmyEd.
  • Emails sent to the unit Commander provide a link to signing the SOU, THIS LINK IS ONLY GOOD FOR 30 DAYS.
Effective 24JUL14, all eligible tuition assistance (TA) requests must be submitted and APPROVED prior to the start date of class. This means, soldiers no longer have a seven day window after the start date to submit requests nor do GoArmyEd (GAE) administrators have 30 days from the start date of class to approve requests. Requests will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Please remember that if you require a course planner, it must be APPROVED before you can submit TA requests.

North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP):

The 2014-15 application is now available

o New policy changes for the 2014-2015 academic year are posted on the Policy Changes/Frequently Asked Questions Page.

GI Bill Programs:
Currently no updates
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General Information:
Currently no updates

 Tuition Assistance


Both the Department of the Army and the North Carolina National Guard provide tuition assistance to assist Service Members in furthering their civilian education. Students need to remember that both the Army's Federal Tuition Assistance Program (GoArmyEd) and the North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP) are reimbursement programs that are based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Since both the Army's GoArmyEd program and the NCTAP are based on the availability of funds, Service Members should have a plan in place to potentially cover all of their tuition and fees prior to starting school.

Students new to using tuition assistance through the NC National Guard are strongly encouraged to visit the NEW STUDENTS PAGE.

Additional resources to obtain financial assistance are as follows:


 Army's Federal Tuition Assistance Program (GoArmyEd)


 NC National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP)


 GI Bill Benefits


 Testing Information


 Other Services


 Calendar of Events

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 Office Services & Functions


The North Carolina National Guard Education Office provides Soldiers and Airmen with a variety of services. Below are listed several of these services as well as POC's for office functions.

  • Counseling Service Members on how to get the most out of their benefits while earning a College Degree
  • Provide Testing for current ARNG members (ie. those who need to increase their ASVAB scores)
  • Manage GoArmyEd for Soldiers in the NCARNG
  • Provide general Education Briefings to units upon request
  • Manage NCTAP (NC Tuition Assistance Program) for Soldiers & Airmen in the NCNG
  • Processes College transcripts for both Officer & Enlisted Soldiers
  • Manage eligibility for various GI Bill programs that DOD determines eligibility in
  • Counseling for Service Members & Retiree's on transferring their GI Bill benefits to their spouse/dependent(s).

 Contact Information


ESO Main Phone Number: (919) 664-6272

ESO Group Email Address:

Student Loan Repayment Phone Number: (919) 664-6249

Student Loan Repayment Email Address: