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Colorado State Benefits


Any member of the Colorado National Guard is eligible for state tuition assistance, up to 100% tuition paid at any of the following schools depending on funding available. State funding can be used in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance.


Deadline for Spring Semester is December 1. Deadline for Fall Semester is July 1.  Summer deadline is May 1 (if funding is available).


Requirements of Department of Military Affairs (Colorado National Guard) State


Tuition Assistance Program:

Beginning July 1, 2000 any new member of the Colorado National Guard eligible for State Tuition Assistance must have a minimum of 6 months of service in the Colorado National Guard. Interstate Transfer (ISTs) and In-Service Recruits (ISRs) are waived from this requirement.












To get TA the member must be in drilling status with the Colorado National Guard. If the member leaves drilling status, during the semester/quarter for which they are receiving TA, the member must reimburse the Department for the whole amount of TA received for that semesters. For those members who received TA prior to 1 July 2005 (to include Summer 2005) the service requirement of 1 year for each semester sponsored PRIOR to 1 July 2005 still applies.


Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average.


Memorial Services

The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

Administration office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday except for State holidays.


Health Care Facility

The Health Care Facility at the CT Veterans’ Home provides long term care to veterans with chronic and disabling medical conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to heart and lung disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The program also provides Hospice care, Palliative care and Respite care.


The Health Care Facility is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health and Addiction Services as a Chronic Disease Hospital.













To qualify for admission to the Health Care Facility a veteran must:

  • Submit an application in advance
  • Submit a report of medical history and physical examination
  • Pass an eligibility check
  • Have a chronic medical condition or need which requires skilled nursing care or requires 24 hour assistance or supervision with activities of daily living


At times, admission may be deferred until an appropriate bed is available.


Healing Warriors Program

A nonprofit clinic that provides non-narcotic integrative care therapies to treat pain and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in veterans, active duty service members and their families throughout the Colorado Front Range and southern Wyoming. Their mission is to advance the well-being through these evidence-based Integrative Care services and education.