Yes. Upon arrival at the Academy, trainees will be measured for official Border Patrol uniforms and an initial uniform order will be placed. Trainees receive a $1,500 allowance to offset this cost; however, they are encouraged to have on hand an additional $100 for the purchase of temporary uniform items that are required when first arriving at the Academy. Thereafter, an annual uniform allowance of $500 is provided towards additional or replacement uniforms. A complete set of official and rough duty uniforms costs approximately $1,275.