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 - Contact your Academic Advisor 
Your academic advisor will review your account to confirm academic and financial standing and help you in course selection. You can contact an Academic Advisor by calling (800) 424-9595 or by emailing

Step 2 - Log in to ASIST to register online  

  1. Go to
  2. Click My LU Sign In
  3. Click ASIST (under My Access)
  4. Click on Student and Financial Aid
  5. Click on Registration, then Add or Drop Classes
  6. Select a term and follow the online instructions provided to add a course
  7. Continue adding until the desired amount of courses has been added to your schedule

Step 3 - Apply for Federal TA

To apply for Federal TA, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers will need to use the GoArmy Ed portal.  Please go to our GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance page for more information and the process to request Federal TA.

Step 4 - Apply for State TA

To apply for 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 Liberty University a TA Roster for the semester. 

  • If you applied for TA late or were not on the original roster sent to Liberty University for the semester, Ft. Pickett will send us an update.
  • 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 a roster update sent from Ft. Pickett.
  • The Military Affairs Office will post the TA to your student account and send you an email to your Liberty University email address.
    • The Military Affairs Office 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