This is the official website for the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP). The CNG EAAP issues educational awards to qualifying members of the California Army or Air National Guard and State Military Reserve. This State Grant can pay for up to 100% of the tuition and fees at the Universities of California, California State Universities and California Community Colleges. It can also be used for eligible California proprietary and public institutions.
The 2015-2016 academic year starts July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016.
To apply, click on the appropriate link on the right.
Fact SheetFrequently Asked QuestionsRecord Change Request and Leave of Absence form
To find the list of eligible institutions, go to www.csac.ca.gov and then select the "Cal Grant eligible schools" link at the bottom of the page.
The California State University system and the University of California system do not consider enrollment in most of their Extended Education/Continuing Education/University Extension Programs to be the equivalent as enrollment in their main campuses due to different admission requirements and different financial aid options. Therefore, enrollment in the Extended Education/Continuing Education/University Extension Programs may not qualify for the CNG EAAP.
If you have additional questions after reviewing the Fact Sheet and the Frequently Asked Questions, you can contact one of the CNG EAAP Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can reach Ms. Clarita Cortez by phone at (916) 854-4446 or Ms. Katrina Beck at 916-854-4255. E-mails and voice mails will be processed in the order received.
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