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Financial Assistance Opportunities through the United States Army

Pennsylvania Army National Guard

  • 100 percent tuition assistance upon completion of basic combat training
  • Monthly drill pay according to rank (generally $150–$200)
  • Enlistment bonuses according to selected job field, up to $5,000
  • Eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill upon completion of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), currently $329 per month while enrolled in classes. Students can also receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month depending on job selected.
  • Eligible for federal tuition assistance up to $4,500 per year
  • Loan repayment of up to $50,000 for existing student loans
  • Enlistment contract is for eight years. Six years will be active drilling (one weekend a month, two weeks per year) and two years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
    Pennsylvania Army National Guard

Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Army ROTC Option

  • Eligible for enrollment in the Simultaneous Membership Program in the third year of college with Army ROTC. If AIT qualified, contracted cadets receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month. Contracted cadets receive a monthly ROTC stipend of $450 to $500 per month.
  • Obligation after college is eight years, with six years of active drilling followed by two years in the IRR. Cadets may also compete for an active duty assignment.
  • Upon graduation from college, graduates of Army ROTC receive a federal commission as Second Lieutenants.

U.S. Army Reserve

  • Eligible for federal tuition assistance up to $4,500 per year upon completion of basic combat training
  • Monthly drill pay according to rank (generally $175–$200)
  • Enlistment bonuses according to selected job field, up to $20,000
  • Eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill upon completion of Advanced Individual Training, currently $333 per month while enrolled in classes. Students can also receive a GI Bill kicker of $100 to $350 per month depending on job selected.
  • Enlistment contract is for eight years. Six years will be active drilling (one weekend a month, two weeks per year) and two years will be in the IRR.
  • Loan repayment up to $50,000 for existing loans or loans acquired during enlistment.
    Army Reserve Benefits

U.S. Army Reserve and Army ROTC Option

  • Eligible for enrollment in the Simultaneous Membership Program in the second year of college with Army ROTC. If AIT qualified, contracted cadets receive a GI Bill kicker of $350 per month. Contracted cadets receive a monthly ROTC stipend of $450 to $500 per month.
  • Obligation after college is eight years, with six years of active drilling followed by two years in the IRR. Cadets may also compete for an active duty assignment.
  • Upon graduation from college, graduates of Army ROTC receive a federal commission as Second Lieutenants.

 

 

  Civilian Professional Army Officer
Vacation Two weeks per year 30 days per year
Sick Leave Limited Unlimited, with full pay and allowances
Medical/Dental Possible professional discount Free
Travel At own expense Military facilities around the world and space on available flights overseas
Recreation At own expense Officers Club, golf courses, fitness centers, etc., at reduced rates. Planned family activites
Continued Education Possible reimbursement Programs available for tuition. Army pays 75 percent of all tuition cost
Retirement Social Security at 62 and own retirement plan Eligible for retirement after twenty years. Active service
Pay Raises As determined by civilian institution Automatic raises every two years
Shopping Civilian stores Reduced prices at Base Exchange and Commissary, Garden Shop, etc.
Relocation Allowance At own expense Household goods moved at government expense, plus moving allowances
Life Insurance At own expense $400,000 term policy for only $25 per month
Job Security Seniority lost when relocating Secure! Your security moves with you.

Local Army Points of Contact

United States Army Reserves and Pennsylvania Army National Guard

Sergeant First Class Andrew Folmar

U.S Army Reserve Recruiter
814-418-9293
877-647-8421 (cell)

Sergeant First Class Eric Steele

PAARNG Career Counselor (College)
Johnstown Recruiting Team
724-357-4560
724-549-5576 (cell)

  • IUP Army ROTC
  • Pierce Hall
    1140 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7682
  • Toll Free 1-800-IUP-ROTC: 1-800-487-7682
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.