Hitting the Books Before Military Service: Policy Options for Recruiting in the College Market

by Beth J. Asch, Can Du, Matthias Schonlau

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Key findings RAND found that incentives are effective in recruiting individuals from the college market into the military. They include --the Loan Repayment Program (LRP), i.e., repayment of federal college loans --increases in enlistment bonuses and college stipend benefits --programs that allow college dropouts to enlist without first returning to college. Of these, the LRP was found to be the most cost effective for the military.

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