Pennsylvania National Guard EAP

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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.

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.

How Do I Apply?

  • If you are already a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, contact the readiness NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) at your unit of assignment.
  • If you are not a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and want more information, go to the Pennsylvania National Guard website.

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Contact Us

  • by phone

    1-800-692-7392

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2018, information about a State Grant or Special Programs applicant/recipient will only be released to the student and authorized third parties. PHEAA will also no longer honor any prior third party authorization forms. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage the applicant/recipient to contact us directly to learn more about his/her account status.

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