Army Student Loan Repayment: Active Duty

When you choose to put your boots on the ground as a member of the armed forces, you may be eligible for student loan repayment.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for this award, you must be a non-prior service accession and enlist with a high school diploma for a minimum of three years.

An Armed Forces Qualification Test score of 50 or higher is required, and you must enlist in a critical military occupational specialty (MOS); these specialties change quarterly. A local recruiter will have the current list.

How much is the award?

If you meet the requirements, you can receive 33 1/3% or $1,500 (whichever is greater) toward the remaining original unpaid principal on all qualifying loans for each successfully completed year of enlisted active duty, for up to three years total.

Which loans qualify?

• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans
• Supplemental loans for students (SLS)

How do I apply?

To apply for this assistance plan, contact an army recruiter. Click here for more information.


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