Saluting cadets

ROTC Benefits

ROTC benefits help students financially throughout college to put forth their best effort in academics and their ROTC training. All contracted cadets are eligible for these benefits depending on their status.

  • ROTC Scholarship Cadets
    • ROTC Scholarship pays for full tuition and fees regardless of cost
    • Students may choose to apply the scholarship towards room and board which is capped at $10,000/year
    • Students receive book payments up to $1,200 annually
    • Second Lieutenants can commission into the Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserves after graduation
    • High school students should follow this link to apply for a 4 Year Army ROTC Scholarship: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
  • ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Cadets (National Guard)
    • 100% tuition reimbursement for students with a 2.0 GPA or above
    • Monthly GI Bill tax free while in college and good standing
    • ROTC adds a GI Bill kicker $350/month for those that qualify
    • ROTC cadets receive E-5 drill pay with their unit
    • Minuteman Scholarships are available for up to 4 years; ask your recruiter
  • ROTC SMP Cadets (Reserve)
    • Students apply 30 days prior to the start of the semester for tuition assistance up to $4500 a year
    • Monthly GI Bill tax free while in college and good standing
    • ROTC adds a GI Bill kicker $350/month for those that qualify
    • ROTC cadets receive E-5 drill pay with their unit
    • Minuteman Scholarships are available for up to 4 years; ask your recruiter
  • Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship Cadets
    • GRFD receives all ROTC scholarship and SMP benefits
    • Receive 100% payment for on campus room and board capped at $10,000
    • Second Lieutenants commission into either the National Guard or Army Reserves after graduation
  • All contracted cadets
    • ROTC pays a monthly tax fee stipend for all contracted Cadets based on their military class
      • Freshmen - $300
      • Sophomores - $350
      • Juniors - $450
      • Seniors - $500
    • Students receive some of the best leadership training in the country
    • Students can receive a minor in Leadership upon completion of ROTC
    • Students become a part of a group and form bonds and friendships
    • Students stay physically fit
    • Students learn and grow from our ROTC program
  • Non-Deployability