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. 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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. Maffy29

    Maffy29 OT Supporter

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    Whats your degree going to be in?
     
  8. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    you get paid back by going places you dont want to go :)
     
  9. 10dementianal

    10dementianal Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  10. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    USAFR does like 80% tuition repayment
     
  11. Naygrow

    Naygrow .

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    wrong, the bonus is getting the chance to earn the title of United States Marine
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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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