MIL Thinking about OCS when I graduate. Advice?

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  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    I'm 22 and graduate in May with 50,000$ in debt.

    I could get a job, even a pretty decent job, and start around 40-50k a year.

    However, I'm thinking about joining the air force or Navy. They give you a decent signing bonus so I could get a start on my student loan repayment. And I'd like to see a bit of the world before I have a family.

    I'll be graduating with an engineering degree. What should I do? Who should I talk to? What questions should I ask?
     
  2. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    If you go Army, they'll pay back a lot of those student loans..

    Just an idea. Check out armyocs.com and there are links to other OCS programs there as well.
     
  3. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    Marines won't pay back shit.
     
  4. dumbaznboy

    dumbaznboy New Member

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    i couldve read it all wrong, but i really dont like the Army's college grad to officer program.

    (and lurker is right - marines dont have signing bonuses....)
     
  5. kazimer

    kazimer New Member

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    determine what you want to do in the military
    if you really want to work in engineering...go air force or navy
    find out if you are offered the loan repayment through the commissioning program you choose....i was told i was not eligible through the army...however it was a lie

    also look at the branch differences, promotion rates opportunities for professional growth and the times in your career it is offered.
     
  6. dirtymailman

    dirtymailman New Member

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    Make sure you have all the answers to your questions before talking to a recruiter. Sometimes those guys can be a little dishonest.
     
  7. BaronVonBullshit

    BaronVonBullshit New Member

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    wait, no shit? :o

    army pt is fucking easy :noes: and i have a hundred grand in loans
     
  8. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    Whats your degree going to be in?
     
  9. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    you get paid back by going places you dont want to go :)
     
  10. 10dementianal

    10dementianal OT Supporter

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    Whoa Whoa what does the Army pay back now

    My recruiter told me that I was not eligible for student loans repayment.
     
  11. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    USAFR does like 80% tuition repayment
     
  12. Naygrow

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    wrong, the bonus is getting the chance to earn the title of United States Marine
     
  13. dumbaznboy

    dumbaznboy New Member

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    no no...thats already a bonus. (duh)

    but he's talking MONETARY bonuses...

    and to be honest, i dont see the opp to earn the title as a bonus...more like an honor/privledge
     
  14. RecklessYouth

    RecklessYouth godamnlurker

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    If you are a college option OCS candidate (MOS 09S), you are able to get the student loan repayment program in your initial contract at MEPS. The Army will then pay 1/3 of your loans every year after the first year in service. This is on the principle only, not interest. I took advantage of the program when I joined and commissioned through Army OCS.
     

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