State Tuition Assistance Program

Program Description

The RI National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) provides a tuition waiver for current National Guard members at RI's public colleges and universities.


  • Up to five tuition free classes per (fall or spring) semester at RI's public colleges and universities.
  • Fees and books must be paid by the military member.
  • The waiver can be used in conjunction with GI Bill.


  • Army and Air National Guard service members (enlisted and officer) who are pursuing an Associate, Bachelor, or Masters Degree from CCRI, RIC, and URI.
  • Service members must be in good standing and not be flagged for adverse action.
  • Guard members must have one year military commitment at end of class for every 12 credits.
  • Guard member's ETS must be after end of class date.

Supplemental Materials

RI General Law 30-3-40.3.

Related Programs

Rhode Island College Veterans' Resources
URI Veterans' Resources

Contact Info

State Tuition Assistance Program

Education Office
Joint Force Headquarters
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920


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