Benefits
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The Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation program allows you to cancel your current student loan debt if you have served on active duty in a combat situation.

The Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP) will repay part of your current student loans.

The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) helps regular Army and Army Reserve Soldiers transition to college after military service. It also allows you to earn college credit towards your degree while you serve in the Army or Army Reserve.

The Military Spouse Education And Career Opportunities (SECO) program will allow your spouse access to tuition funding, free career counseling services, and employment readiness tools that he or she can use to get an education.

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

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.

CANCELLATION OF FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

If you have already been to college, and you are currently serving on active duty, you may qualify for a cancellation of your student loans.

This program permits Soldiers who have served in combat situations to cancel up to 100 percent of their Federal Perkins Loans, or National Direct Student Loans. This benefit does not apply to Stafford loans or PLUS loans.

Active duty Soldiers in hostile fire or imminent danger pay areas for at least one year are eligible for cancellation of their Federal Perkins Loan Program student loans.

COLLEGE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Under the Loan Repayment Program, the Army will repay up to $65,000 of your current outstanding student loan debt.

This program applies to active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers.

  • Soldier must decline enrollment in the Montgomery GI Bill in writing, using DD Form 2366
  • Soldier must have Loan Repayment Program guaranteed in writing in the enlistment contract using DA Form 3286-66)
  • Soldier must have no prior military service
  • 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 Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) that are required under the Loan Repayment Program. (Your recruiter will have a full list of the specialties.)
  • Loans must be made, insured, or guaranteed prior to entry on active duty

CONCURRENT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM (CONAP)

The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) helps regular Army and Army Reserve Soldiers transition to college after military service. It also 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. ConAP is intended for new enlistees in the Regular Army and the Army Reserve.

To be eligible:

  •  Enlist in the Army or Army Reserve
  •  Join the Future Soldier Program


While in ConAP, you will also be able to utilize other education benefits, including the GI Bill, the Army Loan Repayment Program, and Tuition Assistance.

The ConAp program is intended for enlisted Soldiers on active duty and in the Army Reserve. National Guard Soldiers are not eligible for this program.

MILITARY SPOUSE EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (SECO)

Through the Military Spouse Education & Career Opportunities program, eligible military spouses receive funding support for education, licensing and credentials, career counseling services, and employment readiness tools and resources to assist them no matter where they find themselves in their career.

This program is available to spouses of all active duty service members, including Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers called to active duty status.

Program resources include:

  • Military OneSource SECO Career Center where certified career counselors provide comprehensive counseling services at no cost.
  • The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship, which is a workforce development program that provides up to a $4,000 scholarship for education, training and licensing to eligible military spouses.
  • The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), which is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 270 corporate partner employers who have pledged to recruit, hire, promote and retain military Spouses in portable careers.

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?

For information on requirements visit http://www.goarmyed.com Money for College, Tuition Assistance or contact your recruiter.

This program applies to Soldiers serving active duty, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard regardless of service status.

U.S. ARMY RESERVE MINUTEMAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Minuteman Scholarship allows high school and college students interested in joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) 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