Enclosure (5) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
Each new Coast Guard Academy cadet must pay approximately 00 on entering to defray
the high cost of the initial issue of uniforms and equipment, including a powerful lap top
computer, the cadet buys from the Coast Guard. These items become each cadet's personal
property. CGRIT cadet candidates normally set aside some of their pay in a "guardian account"
so they can pay the 00 entry fee from their own earnings. Details will be given during
CGRIT cadet candidates receive their monthly net pay by electronic deposit to a savings or
checking account, which they may open before Orientation or at the Academy's contract
financial institution during Orientation.