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U.S. Coast Guard Academy - 2016

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
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Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Cost: Tuition, room, and board at the Coast Guard Academy are paid for by the government.

Pay: All cadets receive pay totaling approximately $12,000 per year. Cadet pay is furnished by the government for uniforms, military equipment, academic supplies including textbooks, and personal expenses. These funds should cover all official expenses incurred over the four years and are directly deposited on a bi-weekly basis into a personal checking account managed by the cadet.

Obligation: Upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, there is a five-year commitment to serve as a commissioned Coast Guard officer. Approximately 80% of Academy graduates go to sea after graduation, although some go to marine safety offices, ashore operations, or flight training.

Note: Cost and obligation differs for International Cadets.

Financial Aid Information

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Additional Financial Aid Information

All students receive an annual salary equal to approximately one third of an Ensign's (O-1) pay.