You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

State Education Benefits

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Louisiana National Guard State Tuition Exemption Program (STEP):
Enhanced STEP allows soldiers in a period of a six-year reenlistment to pursue a degree at the next higher level, up to the masters and professional level. Participants can use the benefit for an additional four academic years (12 semesters / 16 quarters) or until receipt of degree at the masters or professional level.
Eligibility: Louisiana National Guard member.

Louisiana National Guard Tuition Assistance: Full tuition exemption at any Louisiana public institutions of higher learning. Benefits available for up to five academic years.
Eligibility: National Guard member.

Louisiana's Title 29 Dependents' Educational Assistance: Provides educational assistance to surviving spouses of deceased or disabled war veterans. The benefit also includes children of veterans with at least a 90 percent service-disabled rating and children of war veterans who have a 100 percent disability rating due to individual unemployability. Visit the LDVA website for more information.

P.O. Box 94095
1885 Wooddale Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Phone: (225) 922-0500, Ext. 206
Fax: (225) 922-3247