If you want to go to college without interruption, many Army Reserve units now offer you that option.

  • The Army Reserve also helps you pay for college, and if you’ve already attended college, the Army Reserve will help you pay off your loans.
  • Here is all the information you need to know about education benefits as an Army Reserve Soldier, like how to pay for your education and taking classes while in the Army Reserve.
If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Scholarship Minuteman Campaign covers 4 years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges and universities served by an Army ROTC program.
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The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC ) scholarship and becoming commissioned into the Army Reserve, is a great opportunity.

Want to Know Why?

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As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill as a way to pay for your college education. Depending on how long you enlist, you can get over $13,000 to help pay for college.


Up to $356 per month for 36 months for full-time students.

You can add up to $350 per month to your Reserve Montgomery GI Bill for up to 36 months with the “Kicker.” (Amounts vary with job and rank, and certain rules apply for eligibility.)


Up to $12,600 on top of your Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill for college.

Contains information about VA education benefit programs, including the GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, Veterans Educational Assistance and other VA programs.

The Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) offers nearly $40,000 in education benefits for Army Reserve Soldiers who served on active duty at least 90 consecutive days on or after Sept. 1, 2001, for a contingency operation.

REAP benefits can’t be used with other Veterans Affairs education benefits.

You must make an irrevocable election choosing which program you want your military service to count toward, but if you’re eligible for the College Fund, you can still be paid that kicker while receiving REAP benefits.


Nearly $40,000 on top of the College Fund for school.

Army ROTC Cadets gain practical experience in management and problem solving while training to become Army Officers.

After graduation, you can choose to serve part time at a unit close to home and begin your civilian career while still serving your country.


Full tuition paid. Learn more about Army ROTC Scholarships »

Let us help you pay off your college loans with the Army’s Student Loan Repayment program. Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years are eligible.

Up to $50,000 for selected specialties to repay college loans. Does your student loan qualify? Email a Recruiter to find out.

According to the latest Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) policy dated 6 July 2021, an Exception to Policy (ETP) permits AGRs to retain their incentives as long as they meet at least one of the criteria listed. "An exception to policy exists for Soldiers entering the AGR program with an enlistment or retention bonus." The USAR FY21 SRIP Policy explains this further. The HQDA G1 Memo, "ETP- Soldiers Accepting AGR Positions," identifies the specified criteria. The ETP is valid until superseded by the publication of AR 601-210, where this change is to be permanent to reflect this guidance. Contact USAR, G-1, Service & Support Division (SSD), Education Services for more information.

For specific information about Student Loan Repayment Options, please visit the HRC website or visit the Reserve Incentive Management System.
 Both websites require CAC log-in. Soldiers may also contact USAR, G-1,SSD and Education Services for assistance at the below locations:

RIMS Helpdesk (USAR)

USAR SLRP Inquiries (USAR, G-1, SSD, Education Services)

USAR CHLRP Inquiries (USAR, G-1, SSD, Education Services)

Enroll in college courses while you’re in the Army Reserve and we’ll help you pay for them. Reserve tuition assistance covers 100% of course costs for approved courses (up to $250 per credit hour).


Up to $4,500 per fiscal year.

The Army Reserve can help you to take advantage of your educational benefits.

In this program, we partner with over 1,800 colleges and universities to make it easy for you to get into college and start earning credit.

The GRFD Scholarship is for individuals with prior military service and would like to obtain a commission in the Army Reserve.

The 2-year scholarship allows MOS-qualified veterans to receive GI Bill benefits while at the same time receiving scholarship benefits.


Full tuition paid; $1,200 annual book allowance; ROTC monthly stipend of $350 to $500; Montgomery GI Bill (amount varies depending on your previous military service status); Simultaneous Membership Program Kicker of $350 a month.

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