I am currently attending MSU-Mankato for a degree in mech. engineering. I joined the army reserves after my 2nd year of college and now have 5 semesters complete when I came back from IET, I joined ROTC and this helped to alleviate my financial burden along with TA and the FAFSA benefits, and paid all of my bills during that semester. Thats great and all, but what about the 18,000 I have in loans prior to joining, if I had stayed enlisted about 12,000 of that would have qualified under my 20,000 student loan repayment program plus I would have received the same benefits as I do now minus the stipend I receive for taking ROTC courses. (I lost the benefit once I contracted to being a cadet) so my question for you all is who should I take this up with? I know that the program is designed so you can still take out loans and the army doesn't want to give away free money, but there is really no reason to become a cadet if the benefits are actually worse than staying enlisted. CLIFFS: fuck ROTC and Military benefits, they are too fucked up and have too many stipulations.