North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program

Currently processing Fall 23 and Spring 24 applications. Please check your email for any updates. 


To Apply please click here

What is NC TAP?

  • A reimbursement program for actively drilling Army & Air Guard members of North Carolina
  • Available for use before attending IADT
  • Applicable at community college or technical, trade, or vocational training, proprietary, State educational institutions; two-year associate, four-year baccalaureate, graduate degree, or graduate certificate
  • Members must have a minimum obligation of two years remaining as a member of the North Carolina National Guard from the time of the application; or extend membership for an additional two years of more from the time of the application
  • Payable at the in-state tuition rate only. Any member of the NCNG that is a nonresident is eligible to be charged an in-state tuition rate. See you military affairs office for more information


Phone: (984) 664-6272


NCTAPS Tips for Success

  • A complete packet includes an application and an invoice/bill
  • Take care of ETS dates and flags early
  • Check your email. NCTAP primarily communicates using email
  • Send your documents and application at the same time. Label them with your first and last name and your branch of service
  • Get a POC at your school in student accounts and/or financial aid. NCTAP funds will be disbursed there. If there is an issue at your school, these are the people that you will speak with
  • Remember, funding alternates from term to term based upon finding availability and the number of applicants
  • Specific questions call (984) 664-6272

Important Dates

Fall Term: August 1st through August 31st. 

Spring Term: January 1st through January 30th. 

Summer Term: April 12th through May 10th. 

*No applications will be accepted after deadlines

Additional Sources of Funding

New Students

Returning Students

GI Bill Benefits 

Family Benefits

VA Work Study

Student Loan Repayment