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Pay & Allowance Information for Inbound COT Officers

All students are required to enroll in Sure-Pay, a direct deposit program for your military pay.  Often times, there are delays when creating your pay records, for various reasons. It is highly recommended that you have enough money set aside to pay all of your bills for up to a month in advance, in the event you do not get paid on time.

To ensure your record is built accurately and in a timely manner, refer to the list of required documents on the In-Processing Information for COT Officers webpage.

Air Force Reserve (AFRES), Air National Guard (ANG), Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), and Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) students should be paid by their home units before or after attending training. To assist with the payment process, please out-process through your unit finance office prior to arriving to OTS.

Reservists, ANG, and IMAs may receive a $200 clothing allowance after serving 14 days on active duty and submitting proper paperwork. Upon arriving at OTS, your orders will be certified by commissioned staff personnel. Fax your certified orders to your reserve pay office or finance office within 2 working days or 48 hours. (Further details will be given in briefings during training.)

You will have limited opportunities to ask questions about pay and allowances when the Accounting and Finance personnel meet with you during the first few days of training. Please prepare as much as you can by writing down your questions in advance.

You will be required to eat most meals at the dining facility during training. Active duty trainees will be issued an EZ pay card preloaded with approximately $300.00 (which will be deducted from your pay) to pay for meals at the dining facility.

If you are not issued an EZ pay card, you will need small bills ($1s and $5s) to pay for your meals. Checks, travelers’ checks, and credit cards are NOT accepted. Approximate cost per meal is $2-$5. There will be times when meals in the dining facility are not feasible, for which purpose you are required to purchase approximately 10 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs).