North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program

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

Please fill out the Spring 24 Student Survey to help NCTAP improve in the future. Thank you!


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