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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

National Guard Tuition & Fee Credit

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an active member of the Massachusetts National Guard in good standing 
  • Has not exceeded the 130 semester credit hours maximum when combined with Certificate of Eligibility (100% tuition credit), prior to Sept. 1, 2006
  • Applications for tuition and fee reimbursement must be submitted online each term
    • Log into:
    • Must use your AKO (.mil) email address
    • Click on "My Certificates"
    • Choose UMass Lowell from the drop down list
    • Enter the number of credits you will need for this current term
    • Submit request
  • Once you are approved, you will receive an automated email back to your AKO email account
    • Once approved, log back into: to "pick up" your Certificate of Eligibility. 
    • Print a copy of the certificate and mail to:
      • Veterans Services, University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA 01854-5110 
        or forward PDF to: (note National Guard Tuition & Fee Credit in subject line)
  • Complete and submit your Request for Certification form .
Contact Information:

Army National Guard Headquarters

  • Massachusetts Air National Guard Education Counselor - 508-233-7624