State Tuition Assistance (STA)

New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program (NMNGTSP) also referred to as State Tuition Assistance (STA).  The scholarship provides eligible members of the New Mexico National Guard an opportunity to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree or below.  STA will pay up to 100% per semester towards the cost of tuition and fees during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  STA applies to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or below (no second equivalent or certificate level is allowed).  STA is paid directly to the school and is invoiced after the Last Day to Drop a Class. Army National Guard yearly cap is $4,000 and Air National Guard yearly cap is $8,000 cap. 

State Tuition Assistance Deadlines:

Fall Semester – July 15th
Spring Semester – December 1st
Summer Semester – May 1st

Please send the following documents (to the Education Office contact email below):

  • AGONMJC 2171-R State Tuition Assistance application (CAC Signature Required)
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU) – included in the STA application above
  • Concise Student Schedule – available in your myNMSU account
  • Registration Fee Assessment – available in your myNMSU account

AGONMJC 2171-R application form must be digitally signed by the soldier via CAC ONLY, then sent to their commander for their CAC signature.  Completed applications can then be sent to the education office contact below as an original document. Manual handwritten is no longer authorized.

NOTE: If you submit the NMNGTSP–STA Application after the deadline, in addition to the above required documents, you must also submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) Waivers.  Please follow the ETP Waivers (Appendix A and Appendix B) Templates for assistance.  The Unit Commander must endorse the request for an ETP (Appendix B) before AGONMJC Form 2171-R is submitted to the ESO.  ETPs will be considered on a case by case basis.  All ETPs must be submitted within 30 days from the start date of the course for which the ETP is being applied.

In order to be approved and receive funding, the applying member must mail, hand deliver, or email, a copy of previous semester grades within 30 days of course completion (no exceptions) to:

Army National Guard Air National Guard
Department of Military Affairs Air Education and Training Command
NMARNG-Education Office Kirtland Air Force Base
10 Bataan Blvd Office #340 2251 Air Guard Rd SE
Santa Fe, NM 87508 Albuquerque, NM 87117
SGT Mark Lopez MSgt Eric Sampson
505-407-3300 ext. 200414 505-853-7695
SPC Xavier Romero MSgt Kimberly Megah
505-407-3300 ext. 200617 505-846-7399

You must read and understand AGONM Joint Circular 621-5, dated 01 October 2017, as required in the Statement of Understanding (SOU).  This circular describes National Guard policies, requirements and procedures for the New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program (NMNGTSP).

PDF form: State TA flyer