23 The military, AmeriCorps, and federal tax benefits provide financial opportunities that can make college more affordable. The Military The military has a number of excellent programs to help young men and women pay for college. TheUnitedStatesmilitaryofferstrainingandemployment in over 2,000 job specialties, many of which have civilian counterparts. The military also has a number of programs to help enlistees pay for college. Students can learn about career and educational op- portunities in the military by visiting todaysmilitary.com. Students can learn about specific branches of the military by visiting these websites: ARMY www.goarmy.com NAVY www.navy.com AIR FORCE www.airforce.com MARINES www.marines.com Coast Guard www.uscg.mil The best way to learn about military opportunities is to talk to a local recruiter. Because the career, training, and educational opportunities are different for each military branch, students should talk to recruiters from two or more branches of the military. Students can search for recruiters in their area by visiting the websites listed above. The Montgomery GI Bill The Montgomery GI Bill provides enlistees with an excellent opportunity to earn money for college. Under the GI Bill, enlistees who contribute $100 a month for their first 12 months can receive over $50,000 to pay for their education. Part IV Other Sources of Aid