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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).

 How to get help


Welcome to the Homepage for the Education Services Office. Updates to individual programs are located on the ESO Message Board at the bottom of this page. Click on the appropriate item below for information pertaining to that program.

Which program do you need information about?

I will be new to using tuition assistance

Returning student using tuition assistance

Check the status of a submitted NCTAP application

GI Bill Benefits

Scholarship Information


Exam Reimbursement

Transcript Information

Unit Briefing

I am a school representative requesting access to a Yellow Ribbon Event or Installation


 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):
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 2015-2016 application is now available in CFNC.

With the exception of Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, State TA (NCTAP) has no impact on a service member’s GI Bill benefits.
The DoD ruling barring the duplication of benefits for service members using either Chapter 1606 or 1607 only impacts the Military’s Federal TA program (ie: GoArmyEd).
The State TA program (NCTAP) was not affected by the DoD ruling since it is a State funded program.  Please refer to the School VA Certifying Official Handbook dated 09 February 2015, page 87, section:  Chapter 1606 and 1607 Recipients.
Students may receive Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill and State TA (NCTAP) simultaneously provided the student is not at the 100% tier rate.  If at 100%, service member should be approved to receive Ch 33 Post 9/11 not State TA (NCTAP).
GI Bill Programs:
Soldiers need to check their IPERMS record before requesting a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) for the CH 1606 (MGIB-SR) program. IAW DOD policy, NOBEs are IPERM'd and listed as DD 2384 in Soldier's record.
Currently no updates
Currently no updates
General Information:
No request submitted through the website should include a Soldier's AKO email as these accounts are no longer working. Please submit your request using your enterprise or civilian email. IAW DOD policy, nothing containing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) will be emailed to a non-official government email. 

 Calendar of Events

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  Office Closed for Columbus Day

 Contact Information


ESO Main Phone Number: (984) 664-6272

ESO Group Email Address:

Student Loan Repayment Phone Number: (984) 664-6249

Student Loan Repayment Email Address: