The Navy is now offering to pay up to $65,000 in student loans for new recruits who are able to ship out by Sept. 30. The service is also offering some recruits up to $50,000 as an enlistment bonus.

“They are not mutually exclusive, so if a future sailor maximizes both, that adds up to a life-altering $115,000, and the opportunity to serve in the world’s finest Navy,” Rear Adm. Lex Walker, commander of Navy Recruiting Command said in a Navy memo.

Walker made a broad call for anyone who has recently left the military.

“If you are a sailor, Marine, airman, soldier, guardian, or Coast-Guardsman who recently separated, this is an opportunity without precedent,” added Walker. “And if you have student loan debt, you could be eligible for the Loan Repayment Program if you ship in any month of any fiscal year while the program remains active.”

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Camilo Fernan