About Military Service

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Scholarship programs that will pay for your college in exchange for a period of military services following graduation. The period is about 5 years or less. It is a great option for those who like avoid student loan debt.

Two types of military services:

  1. Campus ROTC
  2. Military Academies
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Campus ROTC

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Federal-merit scholarship program that will pay for college and provide a monthly allowance. Program available at approximately 600 colleges nationwide.

You must meet specific academic or physical fitness requirements to join. You will be required to complete a period of military service after you graduate.

For information:

Air Force ROTC
Marines ROTC
National Guard ROTC
Coast Guard ROTC

Military Academies

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Military academies pay for college and provide a monthly allowance. Appointees to the academy are nominated by a member of Congress.

You will receive a commission as a U.S. military officer upon successful graduation.

For information:

Naval Academy
US Military Academy
Air Force Academy
Coast Guard
Merchant Marine

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