Does the Navy *NO LONGER* offer Enlistment Bonuses and the college Loan Repayment Program?!?

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I've been talking to my local Navy recruiter publication research online websites like About.com, Navy.com, www.cool.navy.mil, and here at Yahoo! Answers, for about 5 months. I thought I had all the information I needed to make my decision and get what I wanted prior to MEPS at Maxwell AFB, but it seems that it was useless! MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I am a senior college, about to graduate in May 2011, and I have about $ 36,000 of debt. So I wanted the Loan Repayment Program Navy to pay it off. I wanted the CTI rating and saw for CTI bonds were between $ 8,000 and $ 12,000. I made a 99 on my AFQT and 132 on my DLAB. I was happy, I think I did well, I knew what he wanted, he was optimistic about my future. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Then, while in MEPS, I was called to the office to discuss my Navy rating, ship date, and see my contract. There was nothing in my contract about an enlistment bonus or loan repayment program. So I asked the guy, why not mention about these things, especially when explicitly to several of my interviewers that one of my main motivations was having my student loans paid off. The guy said they do not offer the Loan Repayment Program more. I asked what qualifications they offer it to. He said: "We are not giving anybody." Then I asked him, well what about enlistment bonus? He said only Navy SEALs get enlistment bonuses. I sat there, completely stunned, not sure how to respond. Of course, my first thought is, this is the opposite of all the things they had said internet sources and my recruiter. Therefore, I do not want to sign a contract based on being attracted and deceived. He then said: "If the PRL is available again in the near future, you will still be able to receive it." This sounded like BS to me, but I had never thought about making a plan B so I signed the damn contract anyway. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus A week has passed and still eats me up inside. I feel cheated and duped. Was this man is telling the truth? I'm beginning to suspect that just do not like for some reason, and would not let me do these things, even if they were available. Has anyone heard of this happening before? I write my Senator Jeff Sessions, who is also on the Armed Services Committee, or perhaps I should write another. But I have no idea if any good. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus So to summarize key issues: MedlinePlus 1. Has anyone heard of this before or did I totally BSED for deputies guy who hated me? MedlinePlus 2. If this is not normal (or even if it is), do I have any options to try to change things for me to reflect more accurately the statements made by the Navy website and other sources? MedlinePlus 3. Any other advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thanks, and I hope this does not happen to anyone else, at least ... let my story be a warning ... apparently I can not believe what I say, even the official website, it seems. If this is how they treat you just to get in, how badly they treat you once theirs?
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