Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by trini1066, Apr 23, 2013.
What is the rank and pay scale held by a NAPS student?
I've read on the forums that it is E-1 for direct entries from HS. Enlisted members bring their current pay grade to NAPS and keep it. And even if a direct entry would qualify to enter the Navy as an E-3 (Eagle Scout, JROTC, etc.) they will only be an E-1 for NAPs purposes.
Thats correct. Prior enlisted military keep their current pay while attending the prep school. Civilian entries are considered E-1s and get paid roughly $900 per month. Once at their respective academies, their rank and pay become cadet/mid and get paid roughly $100 per month for their first year (the actual pay is the same as the prep school ($900) but the academies withhold most of it.
Seems as if this comes up weekly.
According to US Code Title 37 Pay: Midshipman are paid at 35 percent of a an 0-1 with less than 2 years of service. It further states that direct entries to service academy prep schools receive the same amount or, if currently enlisted, the higher of their current pay and the 35 percent.
It can make a fairly big difference. For example, an E-1 with less than four months of service has a basic pay of $1403. An O-1 with less than two years of service has a basic pay of $2876. 35% of that would be $1006.60 which according to DD is what direct entries to NAPS are getting.
Just recently graduated DD take home pay was just over $600 per month at first and then increased as uniforms were paid off to about $900 per month.
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