Step 2: Decide if you're ready
Money for College
Military service offers many ways to earn money for education or training. For
more on the benefits listed below, as well as a school finder, financial aid
guides, and more, check out the Military.com
Education Center. For more specific educational benefits by service,
see the Active
Duty Education page.
The military may help you repay your student loans if you attended schools on
an approved Perkins, Stafford or other Department of Education Guaranteed Student
here for more details.
Montgomery GI Bill
Veterans can earn money from the Montgomery GI Bill if honorably discharged
and have a high school diploma or GED, or in some cases 12 hours of college
credit. The bill also provides money for degree and certificate programs, flight
training, apprenticeships and correspondence courses. Learn more about the GI
Bill in this overview.
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserves
Members of the Reserves or National Guard can also collect money through the
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserves. You may use this money for degree programs,
certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study,
apprenticeships and vocational flight training. Learn more about the GI Bill
in this overview.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
In ROTC you can get up to a full four-year scholarship plus an annual stipend.
ROTC graduates also enter services as officers. You can try ROTC for two years
with no obligation. Learn more about the ROTC in this overview.
Service academies offer a quality education with technical and liberal arts majors.
Cadets earn a monthly salary while at the academies and earn a commission upon
graduation. Acceptance to the academies is competitive.
Army & Navy College Funds
The College Fund, also known as a "GI Bill kicker," can nearly double the value of the GI Bill. Qualifications and amounts vary from service to service. This benefit is available for both Active Duty and Reserve servicemembers.
Navy College Assistance/Student Headstart (CASH)
High school and college students can earn
Navy pay and benefits while attending college for up to 12 months if interested
in the Navy and qualify for the Nuclear, Missile Technician, or Submarine Electronics
All of the services offer up to 100 percent of tuition costs for courses taken
while off-duty at accredited institutions. Learn more about Military Tuition
Assistance in this overview.
Community College of the Air Force
College of the Air Force provides two-year educational programs to enlisted
members of the active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves.
These programs combine Air Force technical training with general education course
work from civilian accredited colleges.
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