There are a lot of opportunities that come with the title United States Marine.
Perhaps one of the most valuable is the range of programs designed for your personal growth and development. Opportunities like the G.I. Bill, the Marine Corps College Fund, Tuition Assistance, Marine Corps Institute and continuing education programs which allow you to complete an apprenticeship, earn college credits, or become an Officer of Marines through one of the commissioning programs.
Under the G.I. Bill, you can qualify for up to $19,008 tax free toward a college degree or technical education at any college, university or technical school accredited by the Veteran's Administration.
If you enlist in the Marine Corps for four years, you could be eligible for the Marine Corps College Fund. After completing two years of active duty, you can begin using your college benefits. After four years of active duty, full time students receive over $1,388 per month for 36 months. That's a total of $50,000 to further your education.
To seek the challenges of the classroom takes a strong commitment to learning. If you have the determination to pursue these challenges, the Marine Corps not only encourages you, but it will also pay 75 percent of your tuition. This program can be used for courses of study, during off-duty hours at accredited colleges and universities while on active duty. This program is available regardless of where you are stationed. The Tuition Assistance Program may also provide the financial assistance needed to complete approved correspondence courses or obtain a college degree. This program applies to courses of study offered throughout the United States and abroad.
The reputation of the Marine Corps as one of America's most elite fighting forces is hard earned. It continues to be strengthened through personal and professional education programs like the Marine Corps Institute (MCI). There are more than 180 free courses available. Each course is set up like a correspondence course with requirements and a certificate upon completion, but scheduling and participation are flexible to the needs of the individual Marine. There is no limit to your participation and while these programs are designed for application in your Marine Corps career, 40 percent of each course earns college credits. In addition, your completion of MCI Programs can earn you points that count toward promotion.
Maybe you want to be a part of the Marine team but you are in school or have a job you don't want to leave. The Marine Corps Reserve is your answer. Click here to find out more.
The Marine Corps stands behind you in all you do. We'll help you further your education, learn new skills - pursue your ambitions from the start. Opportunities in the Corps are countless. The choice to take advantage of them is yours. Talk with a Marine Corps Recruiter, call 1-800-MARINES or contact us at Marine Link to find out more.