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Enlistment Bonuses

Your team at America’s Navy – and a healthy enlistment bonus – are waiting for you

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

All enlistment 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. So, 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.

Navy enlistment bonus details

Enlistment Bonus Source Rates*

  • Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF-AEF) — $10,000
  • Air Rescue Swimmer (AIRR-ATF) — $36,000
  • Avionics Aviation (AV-SG) — $10,000
  • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI-ATF) — $25,000
  • Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN-ATF) — $10,000
  • Explosive Ordnance (EOD-ATF) — $36,000
  • Hospital Corpsman (HM-ATF) — $25,000
  • Navy Diver (ND-ATF) — $36,000
  • Nuclear Field (NF) — $38,000
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB-ATF) — $36,000
  • Sub Electronics Computer Field (SECF-5YO) — $10,000
  • Special Warfare Operator (SO-ATF) — $36,000

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

    Education Bonus - All Ratings Eligible

    • High School Graduate — $3,000*
    • Associate's degree — $5,000
    • Bachelor's degree (or greater) — $8,000
    • 1 year vocation — $3,000
    • 2 year vocation — $5,000
    • 12-23 semester hours — $2,000
    • 24-47 semester hours — $3,000
    • 48-71 semester hours — $4,000
    • 72-95 semester hours — $6,000
    • 96 or greater semester hours — $7,000

    *Available to high school students entering their senior year who join the Navy during July, August, or September of 2019. Must graduate from high school with a diploma, ship prior to October 2020 and successfully complete training at RTC to remain eligible for bonus.

    Shipping Bonuses

    Shipping bonuses are available for the following rates that leave for Boot Camp between July-September 2019.

    • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI-ATF) — $10,000
    • Information Systems Technician (IT-ATF) — $20,000
    • Information Systems Technician (ITS-ATF) — $20,000
    • Missile Technician (MT-AEF) — $20,000
    • Nuclear Field (NF) — $15,000
    • Sub Electronics Computer Field (SECF-5YO) — $10,000

    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 eligible rates if access to active duty on or before: 31 May 2020

    • Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF-AEF)
    • Air Rescue Swimmer (AIRR-ATF)
    • Avionics Aviation (AV-5YO)
    • Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR-SG)
    • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI-ATF)
    • Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM-SG)
    • Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN-ATF)
    • Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT-AEF)
    • Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT-SG)
    • Explosive Ordinance (EOD-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)
    • Nuclear Field (NF/NUC)
    • Sonar Technician Surface (STG-AEF)
    • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB-ATF)
    • Special Warfare Operator (SO-ATF)
    • Sub Electronics Computer Field (SECF-5YO)

    *Eligible for LRP if they access and ship in any month of any fiscal year

    Additional Enlistment 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.
    • Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) — $2,000
      Applies to all Active Component recruits who pass their first official RTC PFA (conducted during week 2) with a score of Satisfactory-Medium or better.

     

    NOTE:  Bonuses and eligibility change rapidly. Contact your recruiter to determine current availability.