USNA and Men's Soccer
June 12, 2009
US News and World Report ranked The US Naval Academy #6 in the nation for Best Engineering Programs (where doctorate is not offered) and ranked #22 in Liberal Arts Schools (with many of the schools ranked ahead of them awarding half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study).
It's a free education - fully paid by the US Government
In addition to the education being free, you get paid to attend. Midshipmen pay is $764 monthly, from which laundry, barber, cobbler, activities fees, yearbook and other service charges are deducted. Actual cash pay is $75 to $100 per month your first year, increasing each year to $400 per month in your fourth year.
Towards the end of your 3rd year, you are provided (your choice to accept or decline of course) with a Career Kick-off Loan: $32,000 to use however you would like at an APR of 1.25% and 5 year repayment deferred until after graduation.
Commitment after USNA
Pilots: 8 year service commitment following receipt of wings (total 10 - 10 ½ year service commitment)
Naval Flight Officers: 6 year service commitment following receipt of wings (total 7 - 8 year service commitment)
Surface Warfare: 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Surface Warfare (Nuclear): 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Submarine Officer: 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Special Warfare Officer (SEAL): 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer: 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Marine Corps Officer: 5 year service commitment following commissioning
Distribution of Midshipman (class of 2009) upon graduation - 96% of Midshipman receive their #1 choice of service.
|Class of 2009||Total 1059|
|Naval Flight Officer||87|
|Special Warface (SEAL & EOD)||41|
|U.S. Marine Corps||272|
Significant Benefits the Navy Offers that Civilian Jobs Don't Offer
30 Days Paid Vacation. Most civilian jobs offer 10 days.
10 Paid Holidays a Year. Most civilian jobs offer only 6.
Lifetime Medical Care. Less than half of civilian employers offer retiree medical insurance.
Disability Coverage. In the Navy if you are injured and unable to work, you continue to receive your compensation indefinitely. In the civilian sector you cease to be paid when you exhaust your sick and vacation time. Disability insurance can be purchased but it is very expensive and pays only a percentage of your income.
Educational Opportunities. The Navy has a generous tuition assistance program, as well as numerous other programs. Many civilian jobs offer nothing in this area. The Navy has arrangements with numerous colleges to grant credit towards Bachelor's and Master's degrees for your Navy experience.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services. The range of recreational services and assistance provided to you by the Navy is unmatched by any civilian job.
|Surface Warfare (Conventional)||Surface Warfare (Nuclear)||Submarine||Pilot||Naval Flight Officer|
|SWO Continuation Pay||$50,000||$50,000|
|Junior Surface Warfare Officer Critical Skills Retention Bonus||$25,000||$25,000|
|Nuclear Accessions Bonus||$17,000||$17,000|
|Nuclear Officer Continuation||$30,000||$30,000|
|Annual Incentive Bonus||$12,500|
|Aviation Career Incentive Pay||$25,000||$25,000|
Adding it all up...
You can leave the US Naval Academy with a $250,000 education that cost you nothing while having been paid a monthly stipend that totals nearly $12,000 over the 4 years. During your time here, you are given the opportunity to obtain a loan, with an interest rate that nobody else in the United States can get, large enough to pay for a brand new 2009 Audi A4 (and you can drive your Audi for a couple years before you have to pay a penny - repayment begins after graduation). You are then guaranteed a job for as long as you want it with an initial base pay of $54,000/yr with tax breaks and benefits that make it worth over $60,000. That's just when you first graduate...
Combining the uniqueness and quality of a USNA education with the uniqueness, quality, and vision of the men's soccer program here makes the Naval Academy a viable choice for a top level player looking for the ultimate "capstone experience" to his education and soccer career. The soccer program's emphasis on principle and leadership runs through every facet of the program, providing the team experience that most players have always hoped to be a part of at some point in their lives. The Naval Academy and the education it provides have always been prestigious, the men's soccer program has a vision to become just as prestigious and important at the Division I level. We're looking for guys who see the incredible life value of being a part of both facets and having an incredible and meaningful college experience.
# GO NAVY #