Military Options

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The military also provides financial assistance to college-bound veterans and their family members. For example, the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill has a generous education benefit for veterans. In some cases, this education benefit may be transferred to dependents. It even includes a $1,000 stipend to help pay for books and supplies.

To learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill, click here .

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

College students can get full or partial funding for their two-year or four-year college education by enrolling in ROTC. After graduation—or leaving school—you must complete a set amount of time in the military. For more information about ROTC, visit these various branches of the military:

Coast Guard College Student
Pre-Commissioning Initiative

The Coast Guard sponsors a College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI), which is a scholarship program for college sophomores. In exchange for future active duty service as an officer, the program pays for tuition, approved fees, some textbooks. It also provides a salary, health care coverage and other benefits during a student's junior and senior year of college. After graduation the student must enroll in Officer Candidate School and complete three years of active duty.

To learn more about the CSPI program, click here.