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The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program is a collegiate program for students interested in engineering to join the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Nuclear Propulsion Program while enrolled in a full-time college degree program. While in school, those in the NUPOC program will receive a full-time paid salary in order to focus on their education while reducing concerns of financial obligations.

Minimum Requirements
-Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of the United States
-Age: At least 19 years of age and less than 29 years of age at time of commissioning. 
Waivers may be considered on a case basis for those who will not exceed 31 years of age at commissioning. 
-Currently enrolled in a full-time college degree program with at least one semester completed or have graduated with a B.A./B.S. degree
-Completed the following courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Physics I, and Physics II
-Able to pass a medical and security screening for military service

*Some eligibility requirements are waiver able on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Benefits
Upon acceptance into the NUPOC program, applicants will receive the following:
$30,000 Signing Bonus*

Monthly Income for up to 30 months while in school. Includes:
-Base Pay
-Monthly Housing Allowance**
-Monthly Food Allowance
-Refer Your Friend. If you refer someone to NUPOC, you will receive a monthly pay raise of up to $500.
-$2,000 Bonus upon completing training at a Nuclear Power Training Unit
-Annual Continuation Bonuses for continued service beyond initial commitment
-Additional Pay Incentives based upon job selection (i.e. Submarine Service Pay, Sea Service Pay, etc.)

*Signing bonus is dependent upon job selection
**Monthly Income Amount based on Housing Allowance, which varies based on residential location