Students who are serious serious about joining the military will want to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Scores in four critical areas — Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge — count towards the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score is part of the qualifying criteria for enlisting in the U.S. military. The ASVAB is offered at LSW every February. Students may sign up for the test in the Counseling Center.Practice tests are available at: http://www.military.com/ASVAB. Mr. Feeken is the LSW Counseling Center’s contact for the ASVAB. Programs available in the military include scholarships, tuition assistance and educational opportunities.

Military Options Available:

  • MONTGOMERY GI BILL: While serving on active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces, you can contribute $100 a month for 12 months and be eligible to receive up to $15,835 (subject to change commensurate with inflation rate) for college expenses. The Reserve and National Guard give you an opportunity to earn up to $36,000 in total benefits with no initial contribution. You can use these benefits while either a full-time or part-time student. And the Montgomery GI Bill is available for both officers and enlisted personnel. For more information: Call 1-800-893-LEAD or see local military representative.
  • RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) SCHOLARSHIPS: The Armed Forces offer ROTC programs at most major colleges and universities where you can apply for the ROTC program of your choice. ROTC Scholarships are a great way to help finance your college education, and you’ll begin your service immediately following graduation as a commissioned officer in the Armed Service of your choice. For more information call the Army 1-800-USA-ROTC. Navy/Marine Corps 1-800-USA-NAVY or Air Force 1-800-522-0033 Ext. 2091 or see local military representative.
  • US ARMED FORCES COLLEGE FUNDING:The Army, Navy and Marine Corps College Funds, when combined with the Montgomery GI Bill, can offer up to $50,000 for college if you qualify. Enlisting in the Air Force qualifies you for admission to the Community College of the Air Force, allowing you to earn an associate degree in applied science, with credit for training, civilian course work, and credits by examination. For more information call1-800-USA-ARMY, 1-800-NAVY, 1-800-423-USAF or 1-800-MARINES
  • ARMED FORCES SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTMENTS: The Armed Forces Service Academies – including the U.S. Military academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy – offer superior educational opportunities with full scholarships leading to an officer commission. All appointments to the academies are awarded on a competitive basis. For more information on Armed Forces Service Academy Appointments call 1-800-893-LEAD.

More information is available on Career Cruising, at the Lincoln College Fair at Southeast Community College, at the Educational Planning Center, and such websites as www.myfuture.com and www.militarycareers.com. Mr. Ernst is the Counseling Center’s military contact person.


ASVAB:
The ASVAB is a nationally-normed multi-aptitude test battery developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It is used by the military to identify the occupations that best match the abilities of young people who plan to enlist.The ASVAB is offered every February at LSW.  If interested in taking the ASVAB, please contact Mr. Feeken.

Visit the military web sites for specific information:

NEBRASKA NATIONAL GUARD

Members of the Nebraska Army National Guard are eligible for Nebraska’s tuition assistance program. All Nebraska State supported schools and select private schools are included in this program.  Tuition is paid to the following state supported schools:

University of Nebraska undergraduate tuition rate will be paid to the following private schools:

Each military branch has its own procedures to follow and amounts of assistance vary. Please check with a representative of the armed services branch you are interested in. Check the Daily Bulletin for military visits at LSW.