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Are you interested in pursuing a career inside the military field? You can feel better, because students, veterans or dependents, could get a scholarship or loan to continue their education.

    US Armed Forces Recruiting Programs:

    * Montgomery G.I.Bill:
- Give cash education incentive to encourage you to join and serve a tour of duty.
- Provide up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans for college, business, technical or vocational courses, correspondence courses, apprenticeship/job training and flight training.
    * Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP):
- Give advantages for users, such as when you enlist the Army will pay back up to $65,000 in qualified education loans, the Navy up to $65,000 and the Air Force up to $10,000.
- Participants must score 50 or higher on the Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT).
    * Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC):
- SOC is a consortium of more than 1550 colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families.
- Course work can be done on campus, at military installations and armories, and at a distance by computer or correspondence.
    * Other sources:
- Army:
- Navy:
- Air Force:
- Marines:
- Coast Guard:
- US Merchant Marine:
- Air National Guard:
- Army National Guard:
- Army Reserve:
- Reserve:
- Marine Forces Reserve:
- Naval Reserve Force:
- Coast Guard Reserve:
    Financial Aid for Veterans and their Dependents:

    * Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA):
- Provides up to 45 months of education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.
- Must be the son, daughter (between 18 and 26 years old), or spouse of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability, or who died while such a disability was in effect, or is MIA or captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or is forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power.
    * Veterans OnLine Applications (VONAPP):
- Enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.
- U.S. military veterans, service members with two years of service, and members of the Selected Reserve can apply for education benefits.
    * ThanksUSA Scholarship Program:
- A non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to "thank" the men and women of the United States armed forces.
- Provides college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.

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