Army Student Loan Repayments

Repayment of Student Loans was started by the Army as an enlistment enticement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entered active duty from 1 Dec 80 through 30 Sep 81 or after 30 Sep 82. (LRP was a test program in FY81 and became permanent 30 Sep 82.)
  • Be a non-prior service accession.
  • Enlist with a high school diploma.
  • Have an Armed Forces Qualification Test score of 50 or higher.
  • Enlist in a critical military occupational specialty (MOS). These MOS's change quarterly. Your local recruiter will have the current list.
  • Possess a loan that was made, insured or guaranteed under part B, D or E of the Higher Education Act of 1965 after 1 Oct 75 and prior to entering active duty.

Note: It is Army policy that no one be enlisted with a defaulted loan. Therefore, defaulted loans will not be repaid.

Qualifying Loans

  • Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Supplemental Loans for Students (SLS)
  • Stafford Loans
  • Perkins Loans
  • William D. Ford Loans
  • Consolidated Loans (loans must be in soldier's name)

Non-Qualifying Loans

There are many loans that do not qualify. Individuals should ensure that loans are covered under Title IV, part B, D and E prior to signing the enlistment agreement. Listed below are several kinds of loans that are not covered under the law cited above:

  • Private loans
  • Equity loans
  • State funded loans
  • Institution loans
  • Consolidated loans in someone else's name

Contact an Army Recruiter to learn more about the Army Loan Repayment Program.

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College Student Loans

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