Washington, DC (NAPSI) - As male members of the graduating class of 2014 head back to high school for their final year, they need to remember a requirement beyond class work that they must fulfill.
The law requires that young men who are U.S. residents register with the Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
Fortunately, more than half of our nation’s schools have staff members or teachers appointed as Selective Service registrars. They can answer student and parental questions and help male high school students with registration.
If the school does not have an appointed registrar, a student can easily register by calling (888) 655-1825, by going online to the Selective Service website or via U.S. mail.
Registration is required to remain eligible for Pell Grants, the Federal Work-Study Program, Guaranteed Student/PLUS Loans and federal job training via the Workforce Investment Act. It is also required for young men who immigrate to the U.S. who want to become citizens. In addition, failure to register can result in fines and penalties.
Registration is quick, easy and it’s the law. For more information or to register, talk to your school representative or visit www.sss.gov.