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Selective Service & Your Students – NFHS

Registration for Men at 18

It’s time for him to register! Selective Service registration ensures young men do not miss out on critical benefits for their future, and it keeps our nation ready and prepared in the event of a national emergency. Thank you for providing this vital information to your community and educating the public on the value of registering with the Selective Service.

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  • State-based student aid in 31 states.
  • Job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  • Over 2.1 million Federal jobs and nearly half a million U.S. Postal Service jobs.
  • A citizenship process without delay.
  • State-specific benefits can be found here.

Who Needs to Register

Almost all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. There are very few exceptions to this as Selective Service is responsible for availability and not acceptability.

Outreach Material

Explore our latest outreach materials and resources, including downloadable brochures and posters. You can also request printed materials for your district at the link below.

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