ROTC Benefits

Air Force ROTC has many benefits for cadets contracted in the program.
  • Full-tuition scholarship opportunities for high school students entering college as freshmen (Apply here)
  • In-college scholarship opportunities (full tuition for technical majors and up to $18,000 per year for non-technical majors)
  • Language immersion and travel opportunities
  • Air Force ROTC uniforms provided
  • $300-$500 nontaxable monthly stipend during the academic year while on scholarship and/or within the Professional Officer Course
  • $900 book allowance per year
  • Visits to Air Force bases
  • Various voluntary summer internships and training opportunities
  • Life as a normal college student

Upon graduation and successful completion of Air Force ROTC, one receives a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force. One will then have a mandatory service commitment of four years as a line officer, six years if selected to be a Combat Systems Officer (CSO), Air Battle Manager (ABM), or Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Pilot, and ten years if selected to be a Pilot (manned aircraft). Once on active duty, one will receive all of the following benefits:

Pay: – Highly competitive salary and benefits package.
– For more information regarding military pay click here.
Vacation: 30 days with pay each year
Medical Care: Provided at no cost
Social Life: On base swimming pools, bowling, golfing, tennis, Officers club, and movie theaters at reduced rates
Education: Opportunity for higher education with tuition aid
Retirement: Retirement pension based on grade at retirement and years of service
Advancement: Promotions based on initial appointment, grade, and experience
Shopping: Tax free shopping on military installations
Travel: Space available (also known as Space-A) travel on military aircraft