AFROTC Drop-out

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  1. pveldkamp12

    pveldkamp12 New Member

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    What sort of penalty would you receive if you dropped out of your AFROTC scholarship at any point during your education?
     
  2. aglages

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    During the first year nothing. As of the first day of your 2nd year (sophomore) you could be required to repay any money the AF gave you or serve as an enlisted person in the AF. The choice is made by the AF, not you.
     
  3. Pima

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    If you are contracted they can ask for every penny back!

    NOT KIDDING!

    DS's friend went to SFT, came home and said "I don't want this life", he withdrew from AFROTC for Fall semester jr. yr., and the college put a financial lock on him until he paid back the 2 yrs of his AFROTC scholarship. AF is slow to pay, but quick to ask for money back!

    Luckily for him he was a Type 7, and it equated to only about 20K. Type 1, and you are in for a world of financial pain. Type 2 converted from 7 and you are at 18K for that 1 yr.

    I am not sure if they asked for the stipend/allowance to be repaid, which would equate to about another 6K.

    In this military world right now where the DOD is going to cut 10% of their budget, don't walk in with the scholarship thinking you can walk away at any time with no responsibility.

    Contract with them and you are signing a legal binding financial agreement for each and every yr.

    I have said it multiple times, esp. for AFROTC scholarship, have a Plan B for paying your education, esp. since @ 50% get SFT. If you don't get SFT, your scholarship can be revoked. You are now a rising JR. How will you pay for those last 2 yrs without the AF?

    AG,

    If they contract as a freshman Type 1,2 or 7, they are contracted, and they are paying the college tuition. I just wanted to input that because I know your DD is contracted, but in Nursing, which is different than the Type 1,2 or 7(IS)tech/non-tech major recipient. They can contract freshman yr.

    The rule of thumb...you get an allowance and book stipend you are contracted.
     
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    Correct. But all (contracted and not) AFROTC cadets can leave the program anytime during the first year and not owe any money or service commitment to the AF. Now.... the first day of the second year and the contracted cadets are committed....regardless of which kind of scholarship they have.

    Seems more than fair that a cadet decide after a year in AFROTC whether the AF is something that s/he wants or not. Interestingly, they give the cadets at USAFA two years before they need to commit. I guess they don't want them to make that decision during the rigors and hardships of their Doolie year.:eek:
     
  5. Pima

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    I agree that makes sense. It would also make sense from a IS scholarship perspective (3 yr), this way they know by fall how many of those scholarships are thrown back into the pot for that class yr.
     

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