The Rhode Island State Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) is a state-funded program for individuals who enlist, extend or re-enlist in to the RI National Guard. This program is only offered by the National Guard, no other branch of service is able to offer this program. This program exist by the RI State Law Chap 30-3-40.3 and is not subject to changing federal budgets.
Any person who is an active member in good standing of the RI National Guard, and who is eligible to attend at any state college or university in RI, will be eligible for a tuition assistance educational benefit amounting to five (5) courses per semester at any RI state college or university. Basic tuition or general fee charges are waived for said five (5) courses.
The Rhode Island Army National Guard can also provide tuition assistance for out of state colleges too. Click the button below to learn more.