OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NAVY
Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy's educational financial assistance program. It provides active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the Department of Education. A list of approved accrediting agencies may be found at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg6.html#Na tionallyRecognized for a list of national accrediting agencies; or on this same web page click on "Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies" to see list of regional accrediting agencies. Navy TA pays for both classroom and independent study/distance learning courses, regardless of course length. Courses must be offered in Semester Hours, Quarter Hours, or Clock Hours. The credit earned must show on the institution's transcript. All Navy Tuition Assistance pays up-front the tuition and fees charged by educational institutions for course enrollments. Navy TA pays 100% of tuition costs for courses applicable to the completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. For other education levels, there is a fiscal year credit limit of 16 Semester Hours, 24 Quarter Hours, or 240 Clock Hours per individual. (Waiver requests cannot exceed the FY $4500 DoD program limit.) â€˘
Payment for tuition and fees will not exceed the following caps: $250.00 per semester hour $166.67 per quarter hour $16.67 per clock hour
The Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB): Take a small $100 reduction in your Navy pay for just 12 months and you will get back an education benefit of over $36,000. You may use this money toward college once youâ€™ve completed active duty or even use part of it while you're still serving. Combine it with a Navy College Fund "Kicker" and get over $70,000 toward your education! You will be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits as a full-time student under this program. See your Navy Recruiter for details.
The Navy College Fund: Available to those who sign up for the MGIB. If youâ€™re a high school graduate, score a 50 or better on the ASVAB, and qualify for certain Navy jobs or apprenticeships, you can get more than $15,000 in addition to the MGIB money for your education.
Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP): If you are a college student interested in becoming a Navy officer when you graduate, you can apply to receive up to $155,000 in financial assistance through the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP). Qualified technical majors can receive regular monthly income ranging from $2,376 to $4,300 for up to 3 years prior to graduation. This amount includes a generous military salary. A food allowance. Plus a housing allowance that is based upon the location of the school you attend. Qualified non-technical majors can take advantage of this program for up to 2 years prior to graduation.
Pay Off Student Loans - Are you worried about paying off student loans? With the cost of a college education on the rise, many students and recent college graduates are finding themselves overwhelmed by debt. The Navy can help you manage your college debt with special loan repayment programs for qualified students. For college students and graduates who qualify for the Loan Repayment Program (LRP), the Navy will pay for up to $65,000 of qualified loans acquired from a post-secondary education. To be eligible for this enlisted
program the loan cannot be in default and it must be the applicant’s first enlistment. The LRP is available to all active duty Navy enlisted positions! In addition, the Navy can be a great first job for college graduates. You can get real-world experience in almost any field, and your pay goes further since many of your living expenses are covered. Your college degree may also make you eligible for Officer Candidate School. As an officer, you earn a level of responsibility usually much greater than that found in the civilian world — which is a great way to accelerate your career. Talk to your recruiter to see if your situation qualifies for the loan repayment program. Your recruiter can also help you explore other opportunities the Navy has to offer.
Two words — full coverage. Another fantastic perk for active duty Sailors and Officers is the FULL healthcare coverage they receive at all military hospitals and dental facilities.
Health Care Benefits If any one kind of specific service were unavailable, you would receive a referral to where you need to go. This would also be covered by your Navy healthcare plan. Any time there’s a medical emergency or concern, just visit your local medical facility. Once you report to a command, you will be assigned a primary care physician, who may be a Navy doctor or a civilian physician.