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IDARNG Education and Incentives

A good education is a great career builder and help for soldiers who are looking to advance. Our office is dedicated to assisting Idaho National Guard soldiers and qualifying family members with information and direction for education benefits.

News:

NEW - Idaho State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) upgraded to $4000 each state year!:

Our Idaho State Education Assistance Program (SEAP) has been renewed for the 2016 year and now Idaho National Guard Soldiers can get reimbursed up to $4000 for the state fiscal year!

This program is dependent on legislature funding each state fiscal year (01JUL-30JUN). Active drilling eligible non-technician Idaho national guard students may apply for SEAP 60 days prior to class and up to the day before class starts.

SEAP can be used towards:

  • an associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree
  • a job-related certification through approved institutions in Idaho
    • e.g. Lineman's college, aviation schools, mechanics certification, technical certification

All applications will now be entered online only. No printed or emailed applications may be accepted.

IDARNG Soldiers can access the application at home but will need a CAC card reader and register with Guard Knowledge Online (GKO). The 2016 LOI with instructions and the 2016 SEAP SOP is pending. To directly access the application page and begin, go to: https://states.gkoportal.ng.mil/states/ID/edu (CAC login required).

Education Access to Military Installations:

In accordance with DoDi 1322.25 effective July 7, 2014 all educational institutions and representatives desiring access to facilities where Soldiers muster and work must be approved by the ESO and have signed the DoD MOU and provide a written request for access for each visit. Educational institutions desiring access to provide "on-installation education programs" must sign a separate MOU with the installation (this is in addition to the DoD MOU). DoD instructions, policy, and installation guidelines are posted on the right under Contact information. For help please contact our education services office.

Apprenticeship:

A new aspect in the goal for excellence in education, Registered Apprenticeship, is coming where a mechanical, technical or other apprentice who is a drilling Soldier can get a minimum of 2000 hours on-the-job training and qualify for GI Bill Funding. Registered apprenticeship in most apprentice-able occupations is open to anyone age 16 or older. However, individuals must usually be a minimum of 18 years of age to be an apprentice in hazardous occupations, such as those often found in the construction and manufacturing industries.

Individuals must demonstrate to the program sponsor that they have the ability, aptitude and education to successfully complete their RA training program. Credentials or documentation may be required by the program sponsor upon application to the RA training program. For more, go to the information on the GI Bill links on the right, or contact our office.

Education Access to Military Installations:

In accordance with DoDi 1322.25 effective July 7, 2014 all educational institutions and representatives desiring access to facilities where Soldiers muster and work must be approved by the ESO and have signed the DoD MOU and provide a written request for access for each visit. Educational institutions desiring access to provide "on-installation education programs" must sign a separate MOU with the installation (this is in addition to the DoD MOU). DoD instructions, policy, and installation guidelines are posted on the right under Contact information. For help please contact our education services office.