A patriotic option worth considering
December 26, 2012
With the high cost of college tuition, it might be worth considering what is called "The 1917 Program."
Basically it pays you for going to school. This is how it works. You have to enlist in the military reserve. Upon acceptance to a college or university, you immediately are put on the payroll with the rank of "officer." The condition is that you stay in the military one year longer than the number of years it took to get your degree. My son enrolled for five years and stayed in the Navy for 21 years, retiring as a full Commander. He currently is enjoying working at a Veterans Administration clinic in addition to receiving his retirement pension.
This is a "win-win" situation that is certainly worth looking into.
Rough and Ready
Recommended Stories For You
Trending In: Letters
- Repeat offender back in Nevada County Jail, police say
- Crime Roundup: Penn Valley murder; walking stick assault; ATV chase
- HOMICIDE: Friends say Penn Valley murder suspect appeared to be deteriorating, kept guns in home
- Ideas swirl about affordable housing in Nevada City
- Update: Juvenile smoking near the brush, arrested in connection to Auburn fire