Educational Benefits

Your Education

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.
  • Here is all the information you need to know about education benefits as an Army Reserve Soldier, like how to pay for your education and taking classes while in the Army Reserve.

Military Tuition Assistance Programs

Military Tuition Assistance Programs

MINUTEMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC ) scholarship and becoming commissioned into the Army Reserve, is a great opportunity.

Want to Know Why?

See Minuteman Scholarship

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 $356 per month for 36 months for full-time students.


ARMY RESERVE MONTGOMERY GI BILL “KICKER”

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.


POST 9/11(G.I. BILL)

Contains information about VA education benefit programs, including the GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Educational Assistance and other VA programs.


ARMY RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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,but 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

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.

Learn More About Army ROTC Scholarships

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT

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 $4,500 per fiscal year.

CONCURRENT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

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.

GUARANTEED RESERVE FORCES DUTY (GRFD) SCHOLARSHIP

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.
  • You must enroll in an ROTC course and enlist in the Army Reserve in the Simultaneous Membership Program if 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.



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