Effective 01 May 2013, the Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP) will include four additional ratings for those enlisting on to active duty. It has been a while since we have seen a change. It has been seven months, since October 1, 2012, that only three ratings (MU, HM and CTI) have been eligible for LRP.
Starting Wednesday, along with the Musician, Hospital Corpsman (HM-SG) and Cryptologic Technician – Interpretive (CTI-Advanced Technical Field (ATF)) ratings, the list now includes the Cryptologic Technicians (Maintenance), Cryptologic Technicians (Networks), Information System Technician, and the Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) ratings as eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program.
The Navy also continues to provide a an enlistment bonus incentive for those who qualify. For those who enlist into the Delayed Entry Program on or after Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the ratings listed below are eligible for the listed amounts (payouts occur when established criteria is met (e.g., graduate “A” school, earn NEC, etc., discuss individual rating payout requirements with your recruiter and the rating classifier at the MEPS).
- Nuclear Field $11,000
- Aircrew Rescue Swimmer-ATF $8,000
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal-ATF $8,000
- Navy Diver-ATF $8,000
- Special Warfare Boat Operator-ATF $8,000
- Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)-ATF $12,000
- Cryptologic Technician – Interpretive (CTI-ATF) $10,000
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