Commonwealth College Access Grant (CCAG)

Commonwealth College Access Grant (CCAG) is available for Dual and/or Early Enrollment.  This is a new program beginning Spring 2017 for all Commonwealth eligible high school juniors and seniors.  This financial assistance is made available to assist high school students who wish to begin pursuing their undergraduate studies.  This type of assistance is a LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP (not to exceed $1,000 per academic year) and will be given at the end of each term directly to the institution.  All interested applicants must have a high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75 or higher, registered part-time (1-11 credits) for college level courses (No non-developmental courses or repeated courses) at Northern Marianas College or any accredited institution, and a maintaining CGPA of 2.75. This aid is to be used only for college tuition, fees, books and any other cost related to obtaining a college degree.

To avail of this financial aid, an applicant must create a student profile and complete the online application.  Please apply no later than the established annual deadlines of July 1st or December 15th.  (Application deadline for Spring 2017 has been extended till January 31st 2017.)  Applications for semester and quarter calendar systems submitted on July 1st deadline are valid for the entire academic year.  

Supporting documents must be submitted as a complete package no later than the following established deadlines:

TERMS                                                                      DEADLINE

Fall Semester/Quarter                                                September 30th

Winter Quarter & Spring Semester                             February 28th

Spring Quarter                                                            April 1st

In addition, please use the following list to determine which supporting documents you must submit to the CNMI Scholarship Office:

NEW APPLICANTS (First time applicant)

  1. Acceptance Letter 
  2. Official Transcript - high school showing CGPA
  3. Proof of Citizenship (Valid US Passport)*
  4. Parents/Guardians proof of a CNMI Registered Voter (Voter's Certification Report)**
  5. Proof of three (3) years consecutive CNMI residency***
  6. Class Schedule

ONGOING (Applicant who was awarded no more than one academic year ago)

  1. Acceptance Letter (only when changing institution)
  2. Official Transcript - both high school & college showing CGPA 
  3. Proof of Citizenship (Valid US Passport)*
  4. Parents/Guardians proof of a CNMI Registered Voter (Voter's Certification Report)**
  5. Class Schedule

Interested students' parents/legal guardians must meet the following requirements if they are not registered voters:

  1. Must NOT be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Submit copies of CNMI 1040 showing paid taxes for 3 consecutive years prior to enrollment; and/or
  3. Employment verification for last consecutive three years prior to enrollment.