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National Guard

The Colorado National Guard (COARNG) deploys ready units in defense of our nation and to protect and support the citizens of Colorado. The COARNG is nearly 4000 Soldiers-strong and growing all the time. The units in the state vary from the most modern, cutting-edge high-tech units such as Space support units to classic, hardcore, hard-charging Infantry units that harken to our origins in 1860. The Colorado Army National Guard has Citizen-Soldiers serving in every major city in Colorado with units along the Front Range and Western Slope. The diversity of our unit locations and missions allows us to deliver on our commitment to the community, state, and nation.

State Education Benefits

State Tuition Assistance Overview
Which Guard Members are eligible to apply?
- CO National Guard Members under the following ‘eligible’ statuses, are encouraged to apply for State Tuition Assistance:
  • Title 10: Deployment, Call Up
  • Title 32: Traditional, AGR, Federal Technician, M-Day
Not Eligible:
  • Title 10: Active Duty & Title 38 Veteran/Retiree
  • Reservists
Currently, the program is paying up to $4,250 for tuition (only) per semester, at the approved schools listed below.
*Funding is not guaranteed andsubject to change, based on funding availability.

The followinginstitutions currentlyparticipate in the State TA program:

Up to $4,250 paid per semester / Up to $475 per credit hour. Cap - 132 semester hours or 8 years of total use of program, whichever is reached first. 6 month service in CONG required. Must be degree seeking (ie: Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Certificates of Completion [in most cases]).2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) required for continued eligibility.

Mrs. DeLache Jno-Baptiste
State Tuition Assistance
(720) 250-1550
Email: tuition@dmva.state.co.us
Web: www.colorado.gov/dmva

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Education Services Office

Contact Name:
Ms. Mary Lantz
Office Phone:

Introducing the Colorado National Guard App


  • 100th Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Brigade
  • 169th Fires Brigade
  • Special Operations Detachment - Korea
  • 89th Troop Command Brigade
  • 117th Space Battallion
  • 19th Special Forces Group 5th Battallion

Armories and Recruiting Stations

Am I eligible?
What are the benefits?
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Get Started

  • Fill out this form and a Guard recruiter will contact you to answer all of your questions.
  • Get the conversation started, with no obligations on your part.

Basic Info