Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP)


Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Pennsylvania Air National Guard members may be eligible for 100% tuition-only assistance for full-time enrollment (12 credits or more per semester) or 50% tuition-only assistance for part-time enrollment. Fees are not covered by this program. Contact your unit of assignment for eligibility criteria and application forms.

  • Eligibility for PENNSYLVANIA residents
    • Enlist or re-enlist for six (6) years
    • Complete Basic Training
    • Serve in a drilling National Guard Unit and remain in good standing
    • Eligibility established by completing EAP Form 1 and PHEAA Promissory Note
  • Benefit
    • Full-time student (12 credits/semester or more):  Pays 100% of tuition only (no fees) up to the SSHE cost
    • Part-time student w/o Bachelor's degree (3-11 credits/semester):  Pays 100% of tuition only (no fees) up to funding cap
    • Part-time student w/Bachelor's degree (3-11 credits/semester):  Pays 50% of tuition  only (no fees) up to funding cap
    • Full and Part-time students may apply only receive either EAP or FTA benefits for tuition (not both)
  • Application for Benefits
    • Complete EAP Form 2 at your unit of assignment for each academic year
    • Students attending summer fall, and spring semesters must complete EAP Form 2 not later than April 30
    • Students attending fall and spring semesters must complete EAP Form 2 not later than June 30 each year
    • Students attending more than one school in an academic year should indicate both schools on the EAP Form 2
    • Recommend you make and keep a copy of your EAP Form 2 for future reference.
    • Notify the Student Veterans Services Office at NCC each semester you expect to receive EAP
    • Change of school, change of enrollment, or change of address must be submitted on EAP Form 3
  • Deadlines
    • 30 May - Summer semester only or Summer, Fall and Spring - applications for Summer received after 15 August will not be funded.
    • 30 June - Fall only or Fall/Spring or Spring only (for the academic year 1 July thru 30 Jun)
  • Disbursements
    • Applications received by 30 May  
      SUMMER - Mid July
    • Applications received by 30 June     
      FALL - Mid September
      SPRING - Mid January
      ADJUSTMENTS - Mid April

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