Military personnel have a number of special options that can help them pay for college or help reduce student loan debt they have accumulated. There are a number of recruitment incentives that are provided that allow a service member and in some cases their families to attend college. Special programs available to military personnel include the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Armed Forces Tuition Assistance, ROTC Scholarships, and college funds through the various branches of the military. If you completed school before joining the military there are also ways that you can get money towards your student loan debts. The Army, Navy and Air Force all offer money that to pay off portions of your loan debt. The overall amount you can receive towards your student loans varies by each branch of the military so ask a recruiting officer for more details.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|