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About the Program

The George B. Hartzog, Jr. Educational Loan Program, named in honor of the former National Park Service Director and long-time E&AA member, was established in 1974 to offer interest-free loans to National Park Service members for the educational needs of their dependent children or grandchildren. The limits for the Educational Loan Program are $2,500 per year per child, a total of $10,000 maximum per child, and $20,000 cumulative maximum per family.

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In addition, NPS members are also eligible to take loans of up to $1,000 for their personal education which are due in full six-months after payment.

Application Deadline

Applications and transcripts for dependent children/grandchildren must be received by March 1st of each year. Loans for dependent children/grandchildren are normally paid back on a monthly payment plan, starting the 13th month after graduation, and continuing for no more than 60 months (5 years). Early payment on dependent education loans is encouraged as this provides resources for other fellow members to use for their higher education needs.

Contact and Form Information

Call Bonnie Stetson, E&AA Membership Coordinator at (215) 283-6900 ex. 131 for a loan application or for questions about the program. Click here to print the forms for members or dependents. You will need Acrobat Reader to view these forms.

Please fill out these forms and send them to:
E&AA
The George B. Hartzog, Jr. Educational Loan Program
470 Maryland Drive, Suite 1
Fort Washington, PA 19034