I'm referencing post #5 on this thread: http://www.nationalguard.com/forums/...ayment-program
Currently I'm an E-4 set to ETS in 2016, and I'm doing some strategic planning. My strategic options include OCS, DLI, and staying the career path in my unit. In particular, I'd like to find a way to begin paying student loans that accumulated during the last two years. They total ~ $21,000; not huge, but a significant number. In my original contract, I didn't have SLRP, but now I'm under the impression that I could extend my contract to receive this benefit...? Furthermore, who should I talk to about doing something like this? While I was in Fort Huachuca, the National Guard liaison told me that people regularly extended to receive this benefit, but my PLT Sergeant told me this wasn't the case--that I have to wait until I ETS before considering extending.