Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP)

If you're a Pennsylvanian and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard there are additional financial aid resources at your disposal. Reach our to our office for more information about eligibility, benefits, and application requirements and deadlines.

Our Veteran's Resource Office is here to ensure you get the financial assistance and services you need for a successful continuing education experience at Shippensburg.


  • Enlist or re-enlist for six (6) years
  • Complete Basic Training
  • Serve in a drilling National Guard Unit and remain in good standing
  • Pennsylvania Resident
  • Eligibility established by completing EAP Form 1 and PHEAA Promissory Note


  • Full-time student (12 credits/semester or more): Pays 100% of tuition up to the SSHE cost
  • Part-time student w/o Bachelor's degree (3-11 credits/semester): Pays 100% of tuition up to funding cap
  • Part-time student w/Bachelor's degree (3-11 credits/semester): Pays 50% of tuition up to funding cap
  • Full and Part-time students may apply for Federal Tuition Assistance in addition to EAP

Application for Benefits

  • Complete EAP Form 2 at your unit of assignment for each academic year
  • Students attending summer fall, and spring semesters must complete EAP Form 2 not later than April 30
  • Students attending fall and spring semesters must complete EAP Form 2 not later than June 30 each year
  • Students attending more than one school in an academic year should indicate both schools on the EAP Form 2
  • Recommend you make and keep a copy of your EAP Form 2 for future reference
  • Notify the Military and Veterans Affairs Office at SHIP each semester you expect to receive EAP
  • Change of school, change of enrollment, or change of address must be submitted on EAP Form 3


  • 30 May - Summer semester only or Summer, Fall and Spring - applications for Summer received after 15 August will not be funded
  • 30 June - Fall only or Fall/Spring or Spring only (for the academic year 1 July thru 30 Jun)
  • (Applications will be accepted after 30 June ONLY when funding permits)
    • At no time will applications be accepted for the 2009-2010 academic year after 15 January 2010. This program does not allow payment for previous years.




Applications received by 30 May

  • SUMMER - Mid July

Applications received by 30 June

  • FALL - Mid September
  • SPRING - Mid January
  • ADJUSTMENTS - Mid April