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    Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
    U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7180
    4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610
    Arlington, VA 20598-7180

Members may call for application: 703-872-6716 or 800-881-2462

Information and applications for the three programs listed below are also available on the following website:

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance operates an education assistance program helping Coast Guard families attain their academic goals. Eligibility is extended to active duty, reserve and retired Coast Guard military personnel, Coast Guard civilian employees, Coast Guard Auxiliarists, and Public Health Service Officers serving with the Coast Guard.

Supplemental Education Grant (SEG): Grants of up to $350 a year in reimbursement for certain specific costs associated with seeking a college degree, a Vocational and Technical Training (VoTech) certifi- cate, or GED. Available to eligible individuals on behalf of them- selves, their spouses or dependent children. Student must be enrolled in a college or university undergraduate or postgraduate degree program, pursuing an accredited VoTech Training Program, or seeking a GED. Application must be received and processed within 12 months from the date of purchase of items for which reimbursement is requested.

CGMA Stafford/PLUS Loan Origination Fee Refund: Grants provided as a refund not to exceed 4% of the loan fee charged to borrowers for Stafford or PLUS loans. Available to all eligible individuals on behalf of themselves, their spouses and dependent children. Application for refund must be submitted within 12 months after the date loan funds are disbursed to the school.

CGMA Education Loan: CGMA will loan up to $3,000 to eligible students to assist with education expenses. Available to all CGMA eligible individuals on behalf of themselves or eligible family members. The student must be enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree program at a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, or in a Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Education approved Vocational Technical Training (VoTech) program.

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