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  • Joining the military is a big decision. Think carefully and consider your options. Talk with family and/or a trusted adult and representatives from the military. Money is available for college in exchange for full-time or part-time service.

    Average time: Minimum 4 years of enlistment

    Possible degrees: Bachelor’s


    • Military academies: Extremely elite and selective, students receive full four-year scholarships.

    • ROTC: Train to be an officer while earning a Bachelor's degree with Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Full-ride scholarships are available.

    • Enlistment: Requires a high school diploma or GED.