Army Education Benefits
The Army provides many excellent education benefits, which are covered in detail below:
- Army College
Fund - ACF
The ACF is an enlistment incentive that adds to the monthly payout received for either the Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Loan Repayment Program - CLRP
Those with student debt when joining the Army can select the CLRP enlistment incentive to pay off up to $65,000 of student loans.
Training to College Credits
Many colleges award college credit for Army training courses, including basic training and advanced individual training. Many soldiers may be closer to a degree than they realize!
- GI Bill
The Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bills provide an excellent opportunity for servicemembers to earn their degree (or apprenticeship, technical certificate, etc.) after military service.
GI Bill - MGIB
Although largely made obsolete by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, their are still some situations in which the MGIB is more beneficial.
9/11 GI Bill
The new Post 9/11 GI Bill is a vast improvement over the MGIB, allowing greater access to college education for veterans than ever before.
9/11 GI Bill Cuts Looming!
Legislation is making its way through Congress that can substantially cut the benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Tuition and Fees Payout by State
Each state has its own tuition and fees payout rate based on the most expensive undergraduate tuition and fees charged by a public university or college in that state. View the rates here.
For graduate level courses at a public school or for private colleges/universities, the yellow ribbon program can provide additional tuition and fees benefits to help with the higher tuition/fees costs.
- Yellow Ribbon Participating Colleges
- Post 9/11 GI Bill Cuts Looming!
- Army Tuition
Active duty soldiers can attend college courses in their spare time with up to $4,500 of tuition paid for by the military each year.
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