Benefits

The Selected Reserve Montgomery Bill (SR-MGIB) provides Army Reserve Soldiers with cash to put toward college tuition.  

The Army Reserve Montgomery GI Bill “Kicker” is extra money eligible Army Reserve Soldiers can add on top of their Selected Reserve GI Bill benefits.

The Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) provides educational assistance to Army Reserve Soldiers called to active duty in response to war or a national emergency.

Under the Loan Repayment Program (LRP), the Army will repay 15 percent of the outstanding principal balance on your student loan or $500 per year (whichever is greater) after you spend a year in service.

With the Tuition Assistance program, the Army will pay $250 per semester hour of college credit.

The Concurrent Admissions (ConAp) program allows you to earn credit towards your college degree while serving in the Army or Army Reserve.  

The Minuteman Scholarship allows high school and college students to receive full tuition or $10,000 in room and board in return for a service commitment.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

Your recruiter will be able to explain the education benefits of joining the Army Reserve. He or she will guide you through the process of enlistment. You can also visit the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs website for a detailed breakdown of the benefits you will receive as an Army Soldier.

SELECTED RESERVE MONTGOMERY GI BILL

The Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill provides Army Reserve Soldiers with money to use toward tuition and other educated-related expenses for up to 36 months.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • You will receive up to 36 months of reimbursement for education-related expenses, including college tuition, vocational training, accredited independent study programs, correspondence training, flight training, and licensing and certification
  • Earn up to $356 per month  


What are the basic requirements?

  • You must have a six-year service obligation to serve in the Army Reserve, graduate from BCT/AIT, and have a high school diploma or GED. If you are an Officer, you must have agreed to serve six years in addition to your original service obligation.
  • You must remain in good standing while serving in an Army Reserve unit. Discharge due to misconduct may disqualify you from receiving federal benefits.

ARMY RESERVE MONTGOMERY GI BILL “KICKER”

The Army Reserve Montgomery GI Bill Kicker (MGIB-SR Kicker) is a cash bonus added to the money you receive from the Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill. Soldiers enlisting into a critical-need Military Occupational Specialty, or a critical-need unit generally qualify for the kicker.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • Between $150 to $350 a month for 36 months (added to the $356 a month you receive from the GI Bill)
  • Total pay: $15,732 - $24,732


What are the basic requirements?

  • You must enlist for six years into a critical-skill MOS (your recruiter will have a listing of the in-need Army specialties)

ARMY RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP)

The Army Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) provides education funding assistance to Army Reserve Soldiers who are called to active duty.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • Receive up to $1,373 a month for up to 36 months (payment rate depends on the amount of time you served on active duty)


What are the basic requirements?

  • You must be a member of the Army Reserve who has served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
  • You must have served on active duty status for at least 90 consecutive days.

LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

The Loan Repayment Program is a special enlistment incentive in which the Army will repay a portion of a Soldier’s student loans.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • The Army will repay 15 percent (or $500, whichever is greater) of the outstanding principal balance of your student loans per year.
  • contact your recruiter for more information on specific loans


What are the basic requirements?

  • You must have the Loan Repayment Program guaranteed as part of your enlistment contract
  • You must enlist for a minimum of six years
  • Soldier must have a high school diploma and a score of 50 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • Soldier must enlist in one of the critical MOSs that qualifies for the program. (Local Army recruiters have the current list, which changes often depending on the current needs of the service.)
  • Loans must be made, insured, or guaranteed prior to entry on active duty.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Under the Tuition Assistance program, the Army will pay all or a portion of your college tuition during off-duty periods.

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • Up to $250 per semester hour and up to 16 semester hours per fiscal year
    The Army will pay up to 100 percent of tuition

What are the basic requirements?

Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp)

The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) allows you to earn credit towards your college degree while serving in the Army or Army Reserve.

After you complete your time in the Army, you will be able to transition directly to one of more than 1,900 colleges participating in the ConAP program. Your college will award credit hours for courses you took and job training you completed while serving in the Army or Army Reserve – putting you well on your way to earning your degree.

What kinds of benefits will I receive?

  • Earn credit towards college while training and working in the Army Reserve
  • Choose from more than 1,800 colleges


What are the basic requirements?

  • ConAp is intended for new enlistees into the Army and Army Reserve

U.S. ARMY RESERVE MINUTEMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Minuteman Scholarship allows high school and college students to receive full tuition or $10,000 in room and board in return for a service commitment.

This scholarship covers full (uncapped) tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board in return for a service commitment. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for a yearly book allowance of up to $1,200 and a monthly $300-$500 living stipend. As part of Simultaneous Membership Program, Minuteman Scholarship recipients will earn a salary from their Army Reserve unit. 

What kind of benefits will I receive?

  • Up to full tuition OR $10,000 in room and board. (This scholarship may be used in conjunction with your existing scholarships.)
  • $1,200 yearly book allowance
  • $300 - $500 monthly stipend
  • Guaranteed placement in the Army Reserve after graduation and commissioning
 
What are the basic requirements?
 
  • You must be a high school or college student
  • You must be willing to agree to a service commitment
  • You must meet Army ROTC scholarship eligibility requirements