Friday, Jul. 01, 2022

What is the ROTC, and how can it help pay for college?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a federal-merit scholarship program that will pay for college and provide a monthly allowance. ROTC offers scholarships in each branch - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Cost Guard - which allow you to go to school first (rather than serve in the military before receiving tuition aid), and require you to take ROTC coursework for credit. You will be required to complete a period of military service after you graduate.

The program is available at approximately 600 colleges nationwide, and keep in mind that you must meet specific academic and physical fitness requirements to join.

Read more details about ROTC programs at the College Board.

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