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News | Sept. 19, 2022

Soldiers receive education benefits in addition to cash signing bonuses

By Capt. Memory Strickland USAREC Public Affairs

In addition to the current enlistment bonuses available, the Army also offers opportunities for Soldiers to attend college for free.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides Soldiers and veterans with up to 36 months of education benefits, including full tuition and fees, a housing allowance, and $1,000 per year for books. Soldiers are eligible to receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill after completing 90 days of active duty service.

Another education opportunity for Soldiers currently serving is the Tuition Assistance program. This program provides Soldiers with up to $4,000 per year to attend civilian education programs.

For more information about career opportunities and benefits in the U.S. Army, visit





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