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Navy SLRP and Enlistment Bonus Update

FY-2013 LRP and EB Update

Updated: August 16, 2014

Update: Effective May 1, 2013, the new list of LRP and EB eligible ratings.

Starting today, the Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP) now includes two additional ratings for those enlisting on to active duty. It has been a while since we have seen a change. It has been nine months, since February 1, 2012, that only the Musician (MU) rating has been eligible for LRP. Additionally, since the programs inception, having just a single rating eligible has been an anomaly. Granted, it is just two more ratings, but they are fairly popular based on the comments and emails I receive.

Starting today (October 1, 2012), along with the Musician rating, the Hospital Corpsman (HM-SG) and Cryptologic Technician – Interpretive (CTI-Advanced Technical Field (ATF)) are 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 today, October 1, 2012 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)

7 Responses to “FY-2013 LRP and EB Update”

  1. Philip tersillo says:

    After one medical board they took me off tdrl and I sent back my ID. Still no severance pay which I was authorized June 18, 2012. I even tried writing to congress but have heard nothing back. No clue what to even do.

  2. NCCM(Ret) says:


    I wish I could offer you more information, but my knowledge only lies with the enlistment process — I am surprised the TDRL desk could not point you in the right direction.

  3. William says:

    Hello. I realize this is late, but I just ran across this thread as I search for some other information. The MTF/medical facility that processed your original retirement should be able to help you. My advice would be to contact the patient administration division of whatever facility put you on the TDRL. Give it a try and don’t suffer in silence!

    [Last name redacted for privacy]

  4. Zoell says:

    So does that mean active HM’s can apply to have their student loans paid off? or just incoming HM’s.

  5. NCCM(Ret) says:


    It is strictly an initial enlistment incentive.

  6. John says:

    Do nuclear officers qualify for LRP?

  7. NCCM(Ret) says:


    I am not familiar with any program that pay college loans for an officer program.

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