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 North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP) Criteria

 

o Operates on State Education Academic Year (Aug-July)

o School must be on approved list
 

o Based on availability of funds, awarded on a 1st come, 1st serve basis-NOT GUARANTEED

o Soldier requirements

  • MUST have 2 years remaining on contract with NCNG at end of academic period
  • MUST pass the APFT and meet the Army’s Height/Weight standard
  • MUST not be flagged for any reason
  • MUST apply every semester
  • MUST submit course information prior to the start of the term/class 

o Student MUST meet SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)

  • 2 components of measurement of student’s progress  at each evaluation:
    1. GPA that a student must achieve at each evaluation (qualitative standard).
    2. Pace of progression to ensure completion within the maximum time frame – attended hours versus completed hours and overall number of credits (quantitative standard).

PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO POLICY CHANGES AT ANY TIME, UPDATES & POLICY CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE ESO MESSAGE BOARD LOCATED ON THE EDUCATION HOMEPAGE.

 2014-2015 Changes:

  • The amount of the academic/fiscal year cap will NOT be issued during one semester or one lump sum.
  • Soldier's attending flight training that have a PRIOR year balance will NOT recieve additional NCTAP funding until PRIOR YEAR funds have been EXHAUSTED.
  • Priority will no longer be given to Air Guard members.
  • Academic/fiscal year caps indicated in below document apply to ALL members of the NC National Guard:
 

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