Benefits of Army ROTC

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ROTC helps students put forth their best effort by relieving some financial burden of a college education. There are a number of other incentives as well.

ROTC Scholarships

  • Pays 100% of tuition and mandatory fees (either resident or non-resident rates), or room and board (for on- or off-campus housing) 
  • Annual book allowance of $1,200
  • Subsistence allowances (see below)

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

SMP - Army National Guard

  • State Education Assistance Program (EAP) up to $6,622 per year
  • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
  • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
  • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
  • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
  • Non-deployable status

SMP - Army Reserves

  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) up to $4500 a year
  • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
  • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
  • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
  • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
  • Non-deployable status

Subsistence Allowance ("Stipend")

  • ROTC pays a monthly tax fee stipend to all contracted members. The $420 allowance is paid for each month of the school year (August through May)

Critical Language Incentive Bonus

  • Students earn up to $2500 per year for studying one of 32 "critical" languages
  • Fully funded semester abroad opportunities for language majors
  • Paid summer internships (approx. 30 days in a foreign country)

Summer Training Opportunities

Each summer selected cadets have the opportunity to attend:

  • Airborne School
  • Air Assault School
  • Mountain Warfare School
  • Northern Warfare School
  • Others

Other Benefits

  • Options of Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserve service as an officer after graduation
  • Exceptional leadership training
  • Become part of a group of students with similar interests and goals
  • Stay physically fit