Effective June 30, 2004, the following legislation changes the tuition waiver formula for NH National Guard members attending state-supported, post-secondary institutions by removing the Montgomery GI Bill benefits from the student’s tuition formula.
“4/5/2005 H Signed by the Governor on 4/5/2004 Eff: 6/30/2004 Chap: 0006
AN ACT relative to educational assistance for national guard members.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court Convened:
6:1 Educational Assistance for National Guard Members; Tuition Waiver Formula. Amend RSA 110-B:63-c, III to read as follows:
III. Have first utilized any federal educational entitlements, not including Montgomery GI Bill benefits, and national guard scholarship grants.
6:2 Repeal of Prospective Repeal Date of National Guard Education Assistance Act. 1996, 237.7, I as amended by 1998, 65:2 and 1999, 211:1, relative to the repeal Date of RSA 110-B:63-a – 110-B:63-f, is repealed.
6:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect June 30,2004.
(Approved: April 5, 2004)
110-B:63-c Educational Assistance Authorized: Minimum Requirements.
Members of the New Hampshire national guard may take courses tuition-free on a space available basis in state-supported postsecondary institutions. In order to be eligible to receive educational assistance under this subdivision, a member of the New Hampshire national guard shall:
- Be an active member of the New Hampshire national guard residing either in-state or out-of-state who has completed advanced individual training or commissioning.
- Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum in any vocational or Technical school that is under the authority of the commissioner of Regional community-technical colleges, or enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any public college or university within the state.
- Have first utilized any federal educational entitlements, not including Montgomery GI benefits, and national guard scholarship grants.
If you have any questions about this change please contact the NHARNG Education Office at 227-1550 or 225-1305