National Call to Service Program

The National Call to Service Program became effective October 1, 2003.  Eligibility for the program involves a three-tiered service requirement to be approved by the Secretary of Defense. Individuals who participate in the program have a choice of benefits the include: a cash bonus, repayment of student loans, entitlement to educational benefits equal to the three year monthly Chapter 30 rate for 12 months or entitlement to educational benefits to fifty percent of the less than three year monthly Chapter 30 rate for 36 months.