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​The Mission of the Education Services Office


The North Carolina National Guard Education Services Office strives to provide first class customer care to all members of the North Carolina National Guard. We strive to exceed expectations by ensuring that our customers make informed decisions on which programs to use in order to help fund their education.

 How to get help

Welcome to the Homepage for the Education Services Office. Updates to individual programs are located on the ESO Message Board at the bottom of this page. Click on the appropriate item below for information pertaining to that program.

Which program do you need information about?

New Student User Guide

State Tuition Assistance Program - The NCTAP

Check the status of my NCTAP application

Federal Tuition Assistance Program - GoArmyEd

GI Bill Benefits

Joint Services Transcript (JST)



Free Online Tutoring/Test Preparation

Transcript Information

Unit Briefing

I am a school representative requesting access to a Yellow Ribbon Event or Installation

Retiring/Separating from Service

 ESO Message Board

​The ESO Message Board provides recent changes to programs or operating procedures in the NCNG Education Services Office. Review over each section for any recent changes to the program.

General Information:

Currently no updates

Federal Tuition Assistance Program (FTA/GoArmyEd):

Currently no updates

North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP):

2017-2018 Application

The NCTAP application for academic year 2017-2018 is now open.

NCTAP & the CH 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill

With the exception of the Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill, State TA (NCTAP) has no impact on a service member's GI Bill benefits.

The DoD ruling barring the duplication of benefits for service members using either Chapter 1606 or 1607 only impacts the Military's Federal TA program (ie: GoArmyEd).

The State TA program (NCTAP) was not affected by the DoD ruling since it is a State funded program. Please refer to the School VA Certifying Offical Handbook dated 09 February 2015, page 87, section: Chapter 1606 and 1607 Recipients.

Students may receive Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) and State TA (NCTAP) simultaneously provided the student is not at the 100% tier rate. If at 100%, service member should be approved to receive Chapter 33, not State TA.


GI Bill Programs:

The VONAPP website is no longer available. Please visit the VA's website for the current process on applying for GI Bill benefits. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs has posted the new FY' 18 rates on their public website. Our office will update the links after 01 October. 

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the "Forever GI Bill," was signed into law on 16 August 2017. The law will allow more Veterans and Service Members to qualify for the GI Bill and more time in which to use it. Some of the changes went into effect immediately, and some will not go into effect unit a later specified date. Throughout the information on this website regarding Chapter 33, you will see "Effective 01 August 2018" or something to that effect. This data reflects the changes to Title 38, Chapter 33 law and their effective dates. A summary of all the new changes are posted on our website assessable by clicking here

Please contact our office at (984) 664-6272 or via email at for questions that need further interpretation. 


A new appeals process for transcript evaluation has been posted on the "Transcript Information" page of this website. A link is provided above under the "How to Get Help" section.


Currently no updates

 Contact Information

ESO Main Phone Number: (984) 664-6272

ESO Group Email Address:

Student Loan Repayment Phone Number: (984) 664-6331

Student Loan Repayment Email Address: