|The STA-21 Program is for active duty sailors that allows them to return to an
accredited college for up to 3 years to complete their degree before accepting a commission in the United States Naval Reserve. OSU is an accredited school for Core, Nuke, and Pilot option Officer Candidates. The Navy allows up to $10,000 per academic year for books, tuition and fees. Unlike MECEP’s you cannot use your GI Bill while participating in the STA-21 program.Oregon State University is on the quarter system, so students should plan on having approximately $2500 per term. Calculators, pens, pencils and notebooks are not reimbursable, but save all receipts for textbooks in order to be reimbursed for them. The NROTC unit does not cover the upfront cost of books, but you will be reimbursed. Also, a new requirement for the College of Engineering is that all incoming freshmen and transfer students need a laptop with wireless capabilities, exact specifications for the computers can be found on the OSU website. The STA-21 program will not reimburse this purchase, so please plan accordingly.OC’s are strongly encouraged to fill out FAFSA forms and apply for scholarships (through the university as well as independent sources), be sure to fill out the information accurately and account for ALL income and funds received from the Navy, including the $10,000 scholarship and BAH/BAS. Failure to supply this information during application for need based financial aid is considered fraudulent.At Oregon State University active duty sailors are fully integrated within the Battalion. They participate in weekly physical training, battalion drill and labs, as well as holding positions within the battalion chain of command. Various billets are assigned to OC’s and their midshipmen counterparts in order for their professional development and leadership skills. Please email our active duty liaison with any further questions you may have.