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Strategic Sealift Officer Program

Student Incentive Pay (SIP)

As an incentive to become licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) provides a limited number of Student Incentive Payments to be awarded to eligible students. It is a voluntary program designed to assist in defraying the cost of tuition, uniforms, books, and subsistence in return for certain obligations on the part of the program midshipmen

SIP is a semester allotment of $4,000, not to exceed four academic years and $32,000.