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Participants in the STA-21 program will:

  • The VA has authorized the use of the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits (Chapter 30 of Title 38) to pay for courses after the service member's STA-21 funds are exhausted, as long as payment is for different courses and not combined to pay for the same course.
  • Receive full pay and allowances including BAH and BAS for their enlisted pay grades.
  • Be eligible for enlisted advancement.
  • Receive up to $10,000 per year, paid to the university to supplement the costs of tuition, fees, and books.
  • Upon successful degree completion, be commissioned as active duty Ensigns in the United States Navy (USN). ( View current officer and enlisted pay tables from DFAS web site.)
  • Maintain medical care and commissary/exchange privileges.
  • Be eligible for base housing (area permitting).

STA-21 participants will not:

  • Be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) under the Navy's Tuition Assistance Program, Navy College Fund (NCF), or Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) benefits.
  • Be eligible for special duty assignment pay (SDAP).

- Note: Some Special Pays may continue for participants in the STA-21 Special Warfare and Explosive Ordinance Disposal options as directed by the Officer Community Manager (BUPERS - 311D and BUPERS - 311E respectively).

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