Enlistment Bonus & Incentives

 

 

 
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WHEN YOU INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY, WE INVEST IN YOU. EARN UP TO $40,000 in ENLISTMENT BONUSES AND $65,000 IN LOAN REPAYMENT WHEN YOU JOIN.

High-demand ratings are now eligible to earn bonuses in America’s Navy, and you may qualify for more than one. Earn up to $40,000 in enlistment bonuses. Whether you are in peak physical condition, display valued intelligence or specialize in high-demand rates, it’s up to you to show us what you’re made of. See the list below for more details on Enlistment Bonus offers. Please click to find a local recruiter or chat with a recruiter now for more information.

Navy Enlistment Bonus Details

Enlistment Bonus Source Rates*

  • Air Rescue Swimmer (AIRR-ATF) — $24,000
  • Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF-AEF) — $5,000
  • Aviation Electronics (AV-5YO) — $5,000
  • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI-ATF) — $25,000
  • Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN-ATF) — $5,000
  • Explosive Ordnance (EOD-ATF) — $36,000
  • Hospital Corpsman (HM-ATF) — $18,000
  • Information Systems Technician (IT-SG) — $10,000
  • Information Systems Technician (IT-ATF) — $5,000
  • Information Systems Technician Submarines (ITS-ATF) — $15,000
  • Machinist's Mate Submarines (MMS-5YO) — $10,000
  • Missile Technician (MT-AEF) — $15,000
  • Navy Diver (ND-ATF) — $18,000
  • Nuclear Field (NUC-NF) — $38,000
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB-ATF) — $18,000
  • Sub Electronics Computer Field (SECF-5YO) — $15,000
  • Special Warfare Operator (SO-ATF) — $18,000

*Enlistment Bonus Source Rates (EBSR) vary based on jobs. EBSR is earned and payable upon graduation from A or C school.

Student Loan Repayment Program

The Navy can help you pay off your student loans. By enlisting in one of the following jobs, we can help pay off up to $65,000 of your Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, and other Title 4 loans.

Following potential eligible rates. Please click to find a local recruiter or chat with a recruiter now for more information.

  • Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF-AEF)
  • Air Rescue Swimmer (AIRR-ATF)
  • Avionics Electronics (AV-5YO)
  • Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR-SG)
  • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI-ATF)
  • Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN-ATF)
  • Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT-AEF)
  • Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT-SG)
  • Explosive Ordinance (EOD-ATF)
  • Hospital Corpsman (HM-ATF)
  • Information Systems Technician (IT-ATF)
  • Information Systems Technician (IT-SG)
  • Information Systems Technician (ITS-ATF)
  • Intelligence Specialist (IS-ATF)
  • Missile Technician (MT-AEF)
  • Navy Musician (MU-SG)
  • Navy Diver (ND-ATF)*
  • Sonar Technician Surface (STG-AEF)
  • Sonar Technician Surface (STG-5YO)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB-ATF)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SO-ATF)
  • Sub Electronics Computer Field (SECF-5YO)

*Limited to $20,000 in eligible loans.

Physical Fitness Bonuses

  • Enlistment Bonus Physical Screening Test (EBPST) — $2,000

Applies to all Active Component recruits in the Warrior Challenge Program (WC) with Ratings: SO, SB, EOD, ND, and AIRR. The member must remain in WC and graduate from RTC to remain eligible.

Early Shipping Bonus

  • Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP) — $4,000

Applies to Active Component recruits that ship to RTC prior to December 31st. New classified recruits and Future Sailors scheduled to ship after December 31st that are reclassified or rolled in to a ship date before December 31st are eligible. Those currently scheduled to ship in December 2020 are not eligible. Bonus is effective on December 1st.