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SC National Guard College Assistance

The SC National Guard announced CAP application process for the Academic Year 2023-24.  The CAP application window opened June 1, 2023 and closed August 1, 2023. The Guard will not accept CAP applications received outside of this window. CAP will be awarded on a first come/first serve basis. The CAP application for academic year 2023-24 has closed at for SC Air National Guard and SC Army National Guard Members.  We will announce the new application period when it is released.

SC National Guard Assistance College Assistance Information
Facts: Requirements:
South Carolina Military Department offers the following programs:
  • SC Army National Guard College Assistance (SCARNG-CAP)
  • SC Air National Guard College Assistance (SCANG-CAP)
  • CAP Funds can be used towards any certificate/license, associate or bachelor program. There is no penalty for changing majors of study. Students can continue to use these funds for each level until they reach the $18,000 cap or receive a bachelor's degree.
  • Be a qualified member of the SC National Guard or SC Air National Guard.
  • Be in good standing throughout the entire academic year for which benefits are payable.
  • Have valid tuition and fee expenses from an eligible institution.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress identified by the school.
How To Apply
  • Student completes SCNG or SCAR application.
  • National Guard/National Air Guard verifies eligibility and certifies application.
  • List of approved members is sent to CHE for distribution to schools.
  • Student notifies school of eligibility.
  • School confirms approval and makes award.
  • Continued eligibility is determined based on total number of hours, SAP, and membership standing with the National Guard/National Air Guard.

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