The military offers the following educational programs and ways to pay for school or reduce your costs:
You can attend on of the military academies. These are four-year colleges that are tuition-free and offer a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the military after graduation.
You can attend a college or career school and enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program, which will pay your tuition, fees and books and provide you with a monthly allowance. You can join the Armed Forces before you go to a college or a career school and take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill, which provides financial support to those who attend school after serving in the military. If you enlist in the U.S. Army, you may be eligible to receive repayment assistance from its Loan-Repayment Program. For a four-year enlistment in the Army Reserve, up to $20,000 may be available. You also can earn college credit for some military training, possibly reducing the number of classes you’ll have to take. As an active member of the military, you can take courses at a college or career school during your off-duty hours.