Cadet pricing consists of general public missions so you can understand how the system works.
You may not want to build up your character quite yet or it's date night and you just want to play.
Troopers, now it's time to get real. Join a faction. Once you have your trooper card you can get discounts on food, drinks, apparel and missions. The best part of trooper is the achievements you can earn and power-ups you can use in missions. Check your stats.