AFROTC room and board Penn State and others

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  1. gill0610

    gill0610 Member

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    I saw a great thread that listed schools that offered room and board scholarships to army ROTC scholarship recipients. Does this apply to AFROTC also? I saw Penn State listed on the army list but their AFROTC website specifically states that they do not offer room and board scholarships. Is there a list for AFROTC anywhere?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dckc88

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    I do not know of a list, but I know at University of Portland they do provide room and board for both Army and Air Force. There are links on their website showing exactly how it works for each scholarship type. The nice thing about UP, is they cover room and board for all 4 years for 3 year recipients. Great school for nursing and for engineering.
     
  3. 5Day

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    It is not the Air Force (or any other branch) that offers the room and board scholarship, but it is the university. The best way to find out is to look at the school's website or contact the detachment. On the Penn State AFROTC website FAQ http://airforce.psu.edu/faq/ it states:

    Q) If I earn a scholarship, will PSU cover my housing?
    A) NO. PSU does not cover any housing regardless of scholarship type or state residency. Every university handles this differently.

    You can always call to confirm.
     
  4. Aulysses

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    Always call and check the details with the university you are considering. My oldest went to a Washington University in St. Louis on a type 1 AFROTC scholarship. The school tossed in free room and board, so my son paid $0. My second son received a AFROTC type 2 scholarship to the same university and they refused to make up the tuition difference, so it would have ended up costing $25,000 a year for us. He also had an Army scholarship that kicked in full tuition after the first year. WashU refused to cover anything in that case. They said the offer of room and board was an incentive to attend, but if the student was already there they didn't need to offer anything.

    My second son decided on a school in St. Paul. This university's policy is that if you have even a $1 military scholarship, they will pay all remaining tuition and give free room and board.

    My point is: don't assume anything! Get information directly from the school you plan to attend.
     
  5. Dckc88

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    This is great advice, call the school. At my DD's future school they actually have a specific financial aid person that works with all of the ROTC cadets (Army and Air Force) and before my daughter accepted the school and her Army 3 year AD scholarship, we had a phone meeting with them to go over all the specifics. The school covers room and board all 4 years even with a 3 year AD, and 3 year AD also get their stipend freshman year. Both of these extras were unique to this school. This specific school also has a PDF loaded on the ROTC website for AFROTC and AROTC outlining in writing exactly what we were told with next year's academic year printed on it, which also is a confidence builder that we were given correct information. The other school on her list that covered room and board only did so once the cadet is contracted. This is definitely a call either the student can ask the ROO, or it can be a parent call to financial aid or admissions. Every school I called was happy to give us the information we needed to make her "time-sensitive" decision.
     
  6. Trouthunter777

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    No list, that would be easy. Pick some good schools and then ask. Most are awarded on a competitive basis. Norwich University in Vermont will provide room and board to ROTC scholarship winners but I think you have to qualify academically from the school. Montana State awards R&B competitively by the semester. All that I know of are funds provided through the school not any branch of the military.
     

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