Looking at Going to Graduate School?

Are you looking at going to graduate school? Do you need someone to pay for it?

Well Army ROTC can help.

We can pay for your graduate school and pay you a stipend each month. 

The summer before your first year of grad school (if you do not have any prior military service or JROTC experience) , we will send you to a leadership training course called Cadet Intial Entry training (CIET). CIET is a paid, month long course at Ft. Knox KY in which all travel, food, and housing is paid for. By attending CIET you will learn the basics of what it is like to be an Army Officer. This includes basic military tactics, land navigation, rifle marksmanship, and leadership. By attending CIET you owe the military and ROTC no obligation whatsoever. But should you decide that becoming an Army Officer is for you, then you can contract the beginning of your 1st year of grad school and may receive a scholarship.

If you decide to contract you will take military science classes your first and second year of grad school, then when you graduate you will become an officer in the Army. This gives you a guaranteed, well paying job, with tons of leadership and management credentials the corporate world is looking for.

Contracting Routes:

(You can only choose one of the three routes)

  1. Scholarship: 100% of tuition paid. Receive a stipend every month (check below for amount) and receive $450 a semester for books and fees. Once you graduate you owe the Army four years on active duty or eight years in the National Guard/Reserves as an officer, leading soldiers.
  2. Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP): You are an ROTC Cadet and a member of the National Guard/Reserves. You get 100% tuition paid. Receive a stipend every month (check below for amount). You also have to attend drill one weekend a month with your unit. You will be paid around $200 a month after taxes for drill weekends. You also get to pick which unit that you want to be in. Once you graduate you will owe the Army three years on active duty or 6 years in the National Guard/Reserves as an officer, leading soldiers.
  3. Contracted Cadet: Receive a stipend every month (check below for amount). You will owe the Army three years on active duty or 6 years in the National Guard/Reserves as an officer, leading soldiers.
  Scholarship SMP Contracted
Tuition Paid x x  
Stipend x x x
Books and Fees x x  
Drill Pay   x  
Owe 4 years active or 8 years NG/R x    
Owe 3 years active or 6 years NG/R   x x

Stipend per month (tax free):

  • 1st Year: $450
  • 2nd Year: $500

Books and fees money: $450 a semester

Drill pay: Around $250 a month after taxes

Language Bonus: Take either Arabic or Mandarin Chinese classes here at ASU and contract as a Cadet. You will be paid an additional $100 to $250 a month, tax free, depending on the level of the class.