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Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG) Tuition Assistance

Virginia Army National Guard soldiers may be eligible to receive both Federal and State TA. Federal TA is capped at $4,000 per military fiscal year and State TA is capped at $2,500 per semester (up to $7,500 per year). Soldiers may also get up to $350 in TA for books.


Step 1: Complete the Admissions Check list or apply for Financial Aid.

Step 2: Register for courses.

Step 3: Apply for Federal TA

To request Federal TA, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers will need to go through the GoArmyEd (GAE) portal.  Please see our GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance page for more information on requesting TA through the GAE portal.

Step 4: Apply for State TA

To request State TA, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers must go to the Virginia Army National Guard website. 

Click "Education Services" on left navigation.

  • Deadline for Fall semester: 1-Jul
  • Deadline for Spring semester: 1-Nov
  • Deadline for Summer semester: 1-Apr

Step 5: The Education Service Office (ESO) at Ft. Pickett will send the Office of Military Affairs a TA Roster for the semester. 

  • If you applied late or were not on the original roster sent to Liberty University for the semester, Ft. Pickett will send us an update.
  • Please note: Ft. Pickett might send you a copy of your approved TA form but we have been advised by Ft. Pickett not to accept them. We must wait for an update sent from Ft. Pickett.
  • The Office of Military Affairs will post the TA to your student account and send you an email to your Liberty University email address.
    • The Office of Military Affairs will post the authorized amount of TA to your student account minus any scholarships.

Step 6: Once you receive an email stating your TA has been posted to your student account, please complete Financial Check-in (if you have not already done so).

To complete financial check-in:

  • Go to
  • Click My LU Sign In
  • Click ASIST (under My Access)
  • Click Student
  • Click Financial Check-in