maxpayne wrote:andythefir wrote:So is there a concrete answer? If selected to Army JAG, would I be able to defer loans or have the 65K SLRP take care of my student loans each year? Current JAGs...how are you handling loans?
I don't understand your urgency unless your plan is to move back to the private sector after getting out. It makes way more sense to use IBR/PAYE then either stay in the JAG for 10 years or pivot to the (veteran preference) government sector, then have the whole thing forgiven.
Either way - you will only make a base salary of about $45k give or take your first four years. So, your PAYE or IBR payments will be super low. Like $200 to $400 if you have ~$100k debt.[/quote]
My base salary will be higher because I have several years in service. I am torn right now between a midlaw offer (which pays well) , and JAG (if selected of course) I love the Army and would not consider any other JAG program. However, I know if I go JAG, it will be difficult to get back into corporate law. The pay at law firm is great, but with loans taken out --makes it look less appealing. If I am able to defer loans or not have to worry about making loan payments, I'd rather do JAG.