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College isn’t cheap these days, and many American youth are being left out of the college equation as family’s struggle to come up with the funds necessary to send their child to college.
While student loans are an option, young people are often left paying hundreds of thousands of dollars on their loans until they are well into their thirties.
If you have a child, or multiple children that are nearing the college years, and don’t have the means to attend college, the United State Military is a terrific option for many.
Benefits of joining the U.S. Military:
1. With just a few years of service under their belts, Uncle Sam in many cases picks up the cost of tuition through their G.I. Bill programs. Instead of paying huge student loans, many military veterans are able to attend school, work and enjoy a family without the financial stress that can accompany post high school education.
2. Learning work and life skills along the way: Students that enlist in the military for a few years tend to come back more focused and armed with new life skills that allow them to be better students.
3. Doctors and lawyers: Becoming a doctor or lawyer takes many years and costs a lot. The U.S. Military offers options that pay for these students schooling, if they commit to a certain amount of years to the military to pay back their debt.
4. Better job skills: Even if a person joins the military and doesn’t want to go to school, the military tends to instill discipline and teach life skills that can be applied to the workforce.