College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative

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The Coast Guard's College Student Pre-Comissioning Initiative is a scholarship program for students entering their junior year of college. This program provides students with leadership, management, law enforcement, navigation, and marine science skills and training. The program's benefits include:

  • Full payment of school tuition
  • Fees and textbooks paid for
  • Monthly salary of up to $2,000
  • Life insurance
  • Free dental and medical health care
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Monthly housing and food allowances
  • Leadership training

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Score a 1000 on the SAT, 1100 on the SAT II, 23 on the ACT, or ASVAB GT of 110 or higher
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 26 when you graduate from college Be a sophomore of junior (with at least 60 college credits completed toward your degree)
  • Be enrolled at a four-year program at an approved institution with a minimum 25% minority population
  • Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard commission
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen

To apply to the CSPI program, contact a Coast Guard recruiter at 1-877-NOW-USCG ext. 205, or visit for more information.

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