Education Assistance



The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States.  This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

NMCRS Education Assistance Program:

  • Interest free loans and grants range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year
  • Amount to be provided to each applicant will be determined by NMCRS
  • Funds are payable and provided to the student’s academic institution, not the student
  • Funds are to be used only for tuition, books, fees, room, and board
  • Repayment of interest free loans must be by military payroll allotment within 24 months of the loan disbursal (repayment of interest free loans for MECEP/MECP must be within 48 months following receipt of a military commission)
  • Repayment allotments must begin September 1, 2017 (or the month following receipt of a military commission for MECEP/MECP students)
  • Students must complete a new application for each academic year

Eligibility Requirements - Applicants MUST:

  • Be a child (under age 23 on May 1, 2017) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine
  • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine
  • Be a MECEP/MECP student
  • Be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System)
  • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire academic year (Aug-Jun) and pursuing initial undergraduate degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is:
  • Located in the United States
  • Accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
  • A participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
  • Have a cumulative 2.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale

Application, and ALL supporting documentation, must be postmarked no later than MAY 1, 2017!

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