Army Reserve

Part Time Service

Army Reserve

Part Time Service
Looking for the career skills you need to stand out from your peers? Find them in the Army Reserve. Here, you can receive advanced training in more than 120 careers plus money for education – all while serving close to home. There’s no better place to get the edge you need to succeed.

Army Reserve Educational Benefits

DISCOVER WHAT THE U.S. ARMY HAS TO OFFER
SELECT RESERVE GI BILL
As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill as a way to pay for your college education. Depending on how long you enlist, you can get up to $25,000 to help pay for college.
COLLEGE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
Let us help you pay off your college loans with the Army’s Student Loan Repayment program. Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years are eligible for up to $50,000 for qualifying loans.
SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve at the same time. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve while completing college. You can earn Reserve pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.
WHAT IS THE ARMY RESERVE
The Army Reserve is the Army’s pool of extra resources and personnel. Reserve Soldiers perform critical Army jobs on a part-time basis. Unlike active duty, Army Reserve Soldiers serve part-time, allowing them to earn an extra paycheck, go to school, or work a civilian job while still maintaining many of the benefits of military service.
WHEN WILL I SERVE?
The Army Reserve is the Army’s pool of extra resources and personnel. Reserve Soldiers perform critical Army jobs on a part-time basis.
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
Unlike serving on Active Duty, you will be able to live anywhere in the United States. If you are planning on attending college or advancing within your civilian career, Army Reserve service will provide you with the flexibility to live where you choose.
ARE THERE ANY INCENTIVES?
Simply signing up as an Army Reserve Soldier may qualify you for a list of bonuses and incentives, including a skills bonus, Officer Candidate School bonus, and a translator aide bonus. Part of the benefit of becoming a Soldier in the Army Reserve is the free time you will have to accomplish your personal goals. In the Army Reserve, not only will you have time to complete school, but you’ll have the money for it too. Soldiers qualify for a variety of education funding opportunities, including the Montgomery GI Bill Kicker, the Army Reserve Education Assistance Program and more.

Qualified Army Reserve Recruits may be eligible for up to $20,000 in bonuses, which may be combined with other enlistment bonuses. Contact your recruiter for a complete explanation of the bonuses you could earn as an Army Soldier.

SELECTED RESERVE GI BILL
The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) provides education benefits to eligible members of the Army Reserve.

Am I eligible?

Soldiers must agree to a six-year service obligation in the Army Reserve to qualify for MGIB-SR benefits.

What benefits will I receive?

Under this bill, you may be eligible for more than $13,000 in tuition, or up to $356 per month for 36 months for full-time students.

“Kicker” Program

Army Reserve Soldiers may also be eligible for the Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill “Kicker” program. Army Reserve members may use the kicker to increase the amount of money they are eligible to receive under the GI Bill. The kicker generally pays between $100 and $350 a month.

COLLEGE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
Let us help you pay off your college loans with the Army’s Student Loan Repayment program. Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years are eligible for up to $50,000 for qualifying loans.
SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve at the same time. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve while completing college. You can earn Reserve pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.