I am currently serving in the Army Reserve and qualify for Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve. I have heard of a program that may help pay my student loans, the National Call to Service. How do I qualify for this program?
The National Call to Service offers many benefits, such as repayment of student loans up to $18,000, a cash bonus of $5,000, or entitlement to an allowance equal to the three-year monthly Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty rate for 12 months. To qualify, there is a three-tiered service requirement: after completion of initial entry training you must serve in a military occupational specialty, you must serve an additional period of active duty, and the remaining period of obligated service must be served in on active duty, in the Selected Reserve or in AmeriCorps. This is a Department of Defense program administered by VA.