Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Children of active duty, retired or qualifying deceased Sailors and Marines
    • Must be under age 23 by September 30 of current academic year
    • Surviving children of Sailors and Marines who passed on active duty or after retirement
  • Spouses of active duty or retired Sailors and Marines
  • Active duty Sailor or Marine enrolled in a MECEP/MECP program is eligible for the loan
  • Sponsors must be active duty during the 2024-25 academic year. If sponsor is separating without retirement, they must be on active duty after September 30, 2024.

Applicants must be pursuing:

  • Career & Technical Education
  • Associates degrees
  • Bachelors degrees
  • Masters & Advanced degrees (Spouses only)

Accepted Programs

  • Full Time (12 credit hours between August & May)
  • Part-Time (6 credit hours between August & May)
  • Online
  • In Person


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