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National Guard College Assistance Program

The South Carolina National Guard College Assistance Program (SCNG CAP) established in 2007, offers financial assistance to members of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard by providing incentives for enlisting or remaining for a specified time. SCNG CAP is administered by the Commission on Higher Education along with the South Carolina National Guard.

 Army National Guard SCNG CAP recipients may receive up to a maximum of $5,500 enrolled in a two-year or four-year program at eligible SC Institutions per academic year. Air National Guard SCNG CAP recipients may receive up to a maximum of  $11,000  per academic year if enrolled in a two-year program at two-year or four-year eligible SC Institutions OR a maximum of $5,500 at eligible SC four-year Institutions per academic year.

 The cumulative total of all SCNG CAP benefits received for FY2023-2024 is in proviso (funds are temporary and awarded for this year only) and may not exceed $22,000* (Upon approval by General Assembly for FY23-24). These SCNG CAP benefits can be awarded up to the cost of attendance as defined by Title IV regulation. However, the benefit maximum per award year will be reduced if, in combination with other financial aid, the cumulative total of all aid received exceeds the cost of attendance.

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