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Education Assistance Program for National Guard

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Education Assistance Program for National Guard (EAP)
Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition assistance program for students who enter into a service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard for a period of 6 years. The program pays up to 100% of the tuition for those in an undergraduate program. To apply for this program, speak to your unit education office.

            

Am I Eligible?
To be considered for the Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP), you must:

  • Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary) of Pennsylvania
  • Be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program of study at an approved Pennsylvania institution


How Much Can I Expect to Receive?

 

Full-Time Attendance

Part-Time Attendance

Undergraduates

The lesser of:

  • 100% of the tuition at the institution where you are enrolled
    OR
  • The flat full-time tuition rate charged to a Pennsylvania resident at a state-owned university

The lesser of:

  • 100% of the tuition for a part-time course of study
    OR
  • Two-thirds of the flat full-time tuition rate charged to a Pennsylvania resident at a state-owned university

Graduate degree candidates or those who already hold a bachelor's degree

Eligible for only part-time funding

The lesser of:

  • 50% of the tuition charged for a part-time course of study
    OR
  • One-third of the flat full-time tuition rate charged to a Pennsylvania resident at a state-owned university


If you fail to honor the service commitment with the Pennsylvania National Guard, you must repay your total EAP award amount, plus interest.

 

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