AFROTC Type 7 Scholarship Questions

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  1. chud182

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    Can an AFROTC Type 7 Scholarship be used in an out of state school that offers in-state tuition (without being converted to 3-year Type 2)?

    How does the situation play-out when somebody has a non-ROTC scholarship to a school, as well as an ROTC scholarship?

    Specifically, my son applied to USC (South Carolina) and has been accepted. In addition, he has been accepted into their Honors College which strongly implies that he will be offered in-state tution as well as other funds. I'm curious how or even if this will work as an option with his Type 7 scholarship.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kinnem

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    I can certainly understand why he wants to attend the University of South Carolina as my son attends college there. I can't say I know the answer to this question, especially as I'm not an AFROTC expert. I do know something about the scholarships the school offers and the tuition reduction is not to in-state rates but to near in-state rates. Depending on the scholarship there may be additional funds as you know. My suspicion is AFROTC type 7 scholarship would not work because the reduction is not to in-state rates (you may know something I don't).

    My best advice is to contact the AFROTC unit and seek their guidance. I'm confident this question has come up in the past.

    EDIT: I suppose I might add the obvious that depending on which scholarship he receives from the college, it may make it financially doable for you to swing the first year making the switch to a 3 year type 2 a moot point.
     
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  3. chud182

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    Kinnem,

    This is actually a great idea that I had not considered! My original thought was to contact the Det there but I didn't think anybody would be around. At worst case, we can talk to them at the beginning of next semester. Thanks again!.
     
  4. kinnem

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    You are correct that the detachment will be unmanned or essentially unmanned. Classes resume Jan. 12 so you should be able to contact someone starting then.

    One more semester to go for me! Woohoo! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Pima

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    You can contact the bursars office or the financial aid office.

    JMPO, it is going to come down to how they(the school) places him in for billing purposes. For example, TAMU states as long as you receive a scholarship from the school, than you will be charged in state costs. In that case the type 7 does not need to be converted. However other schools will give enough merit to make it the instate costs and at that point you are going to need to convert because they are billing you OOS.
    ~ That is how it worked for our DS. His merit was enough to be paying IS rates, but he was considered OOS. Luckily for us he was type 2. However, the downside of type two is it is maxxed.

    I would from that point contact the detachment to double check what the bursar said because in the end they will be the decision makers.
     
  6. chud182

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    It has been a while since I originally posted this. Unfortunately, we're not much closer to any type of resolution. My son called the detachment at the school and did not get any type of definitive answer. They suggested that he talk to the registrar. Since he is in school and has track practice until 5:30pm, I took over the calling. I talked to the registrar, the bursar and the scholarship department. None could answer but said that the AF was the place that should be able to provide resolution. I can't believe that this issue hasn't come up before. In any event, since everybody is pointing to each other, where do we look next for an answer?
     
  7. kinnem

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    Given Pima's post above, maybe you can answer this in a round-a-bout way. Certainly the bursar's office knows if they will be billing as an in-state or out-of-state. I suspect it's the latter, in which case you'll need to convert. The other alternative is to call cadet command or whatever the air force calls it. Was there a contact phone number in the mail you received notifying you of the scholarship? I would try there next.

    My recollection is the school does not inform you of scholarships they are giving until April 1. Is there a deadline on when you have to convert? Again, I'm thinking that perhaps you can do the conversion and still swing that first year.
     
  8. danrodrig

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    I don't know what other states might do this but Oklahoma has the following policy:

    "The Governor of Oklahoma signed legislation on April 28th, 2014 enacting a statewide policy that any student enrolled in an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall be eligible for resident tuition if the student receives an ROTC full scholarship. This means that out-of-state high school students who are awarded a Type 7 scholarship can use it without converting to a three-year Type 2."

    I wouldn't be surprised if other states have a similar policy, or perhaps certain universities do this without the formality of a state policy - i.e. TAMU. I believe the University of Oklahoma was doing this before it was formally legislated.
     

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