Looking For a Low Cost Education?

Join the United States Military!

Serve Your Country While Preparing Yourself For Your Future Occupation!

Military service can make your education dreams a reality. Both enlisted and officer military members can receive up to $4,500 annually towards their tuition and fees. There are other options that pay even more of your tuition as well!

ROTC Could Be the Best Option For YOU!

Some students get their entire education paid for through ROTC programs and they have the opportunity to serve in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps after they graduate! UW-L, Viterbo, Winona State, and St. Mary's all offer ROTC options to students.

Pros and Cons


  • Most of your tuition and fees are covered and military on-the-job experience may translate to college credit.
  • Benefits are tax free!
  • ROTC programs can result in full, four year scholarship.


  • Studies may be interrupted by required military service and relocation if you choose the Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Tuition benefits may expire.

Do the pros outweigh the cons? We think yes.