Washington, DC (NAPSI) - In addition to working hard and getting good grades, there is another key to success for young men-registering with the Selective Service. Here are some key things to consider.

Q. Are there benefits to registering?

A. Yes. Registration keeps the door open to federal college loans and grants, federal jobs andU.S.citizenship for immigrants.

Proof of registration is also required for jobs with many states and municipal governments as well as government contractors.

Q. When must young men register with the Selective Service?

A. All young men, regardless of their immigration status, are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday.

Q. Are there penalties if you fail to register?

A. Yes. Men who fail to register face penalties that range from fines to prison or both. The good news is that registration is convenient. You can now register online, at a post office, by mail or when applying for federal student aid.

To learn more, visit www.sss.gov or call (888) 655-1825 toll free.