What good does the Army paying for college do if we don’t give you the time to go? That’s why, as a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you’ll have the time and freedom to put your educational benefits to use. If you want to go to college without interruption, many Army Reserve units now offer you that option. The Army Reserve also helps you pay for college, and if you’ve already attended college, the Army Reserve will help you pay off your loans.

The following military tuition assistance programs are available to all qualified applicants:

Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)

As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill as a way to pay for your college education. Depending on how long you enlist, you can get over $13,000 to help pay for college.

What's the pay like?

Up to $375 per month for 36 months for full-time students.


You can add up to $350 per month to your Reserve Montgomery GI Bill for up to 36 months with the “Kicker.” (Amounts vary with job and rank, and certain rules apply for eligibility.)

What's the pay like?

Up to $12,600 on top of your Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill for college.


The Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) offers nearly $40,000 in education benefits for Army Reserve Soldiers who served on active duty at least 90 consecutive days on or after Sept. 1, 2001, for a contingency operation. REAP benefits can’t be used with other Veterans Affairs education benefits. You must make an irrevocable election choosing which program you want your military service to count toward. However, if you’re eligible for the College Fund, you can still be paid that kicker while receiving REAP benefits.

What's the pay like?

Nearly $40,000 on top of the College Fund for school.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

Take advantage of the best leadership program in America: Army ROTC Military Science and Leadership. Army ROTC Cadets gain practical experience in management and problem solving while training to become Army Officers. After graduation, you can choose to serve part time at a unit close to home and begin your civilian career while still serving your country.

What's the pay like?

Full tuition paid.


The GRFD Scholarship is for individuals with prior military service and would like to obtain a commission in the Army Reserve. The 2-year scholarship allows MOS-qualified veterans to receive GI Bill benefits while at the same time receiving scholarship benefits. Candidates are selected for curricular accomplishment, not on financial need. If you receive a GRFD, you’re required to enroll in an ROTC course and enlist in the Army Reserve in the Simultaneous Membership Program if you’re not currently a member. Upon graduation, you must accept a commission, complete the Officer Basic Course and serve 6 years in the Army Reserve.

What's the pay like?

Full tuition paid; $1,200 annual book allowance; ROTC monthly stipend of $350 to $500; Montgomery GI Bill (amount varies depending on your previous military service status); Simultaneous Membership Program Kicker of $350 a month.

Student Loan Repayment Program

Let us help you pay off your college loans with the Army’s Student Loan Repayment program. Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years are eligible.

What's the pay like?

Up to $50,000 for selected specialties to repay college loans.
Does your student loan qualify? Email a Recruiter to find out.

Tuition Assistance Program

Enroll in college courses while you’re in the Army Reserve and we’ll help you pay for them. Reserve tuition assistance covers 100% of course costs for approved courses (up to $250 per credit hour).

What's the pay like?

Up to $4,000 to $4,500 per fiscal year.

Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)

The Army Reserve can help you to take advantage of your educational benefits. In this program, we partner with over 1,800 colleges and universities to make it easy for you to get into college and start earning credit.


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. In order to qualify for this program you must be a high school or current college student. You must also be willing to agree to a service commitment. As part of the Simultaneous Membership Program, Minuteman Scholarship recipients will earn a salary from their Army Reserve unit. 

What's the pay like?

You will 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

Learn more about applying for this scholarship.