AROTC Money Aspect

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  1. sjprep13

    sjprep13 Member

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    From my knowledge, there are National scholarships and Campus-based scholarships. From there, there are 2 types of scholarships, 4-year and 3 year AD. Could someone educate me on the difference? Which is more common since the Defense Cuts? When does the stipend start and is there a chance they pay for room and board? There was a thread of schools that paid for room and board but it was from 2009. Does anyone have an updated list? Thank you.
     
  2. khergan

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    At our school, there seem to be no campus-based scholarships except for GRFD. The only full scholarships that are being given out are the national 4-year scholarships.

    Take that for what it is, but word (at least around 8th BDE USACC) is that a lot of the campus-based discretionary scholarship money is drying up fast, or gone altogether.
     
  3. dunninla

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    kherigan, per another post "Better Late than Never" down the page, at least one cadet received a Campus Based 4 Yr. scholarship last week, in 8th Brigade (Boise St.). It is possible it was a last minute National High School 4 Yr. Scholarship, but the poster said it was Campus Based.

    OP: 3 Yr. AD is a delayed scholarship that doesn't start until the beginning of sophomore year in college. The Freshman year gets zero Tuition, Fees, Book $, or Stipend from the Army. All those financial benefits starts at the beginning of Sophomore year when the 3 Yr. AD scholarship Awardee, who hasn't messed up during Freshman year (and thus has Validated), signs the Scholarship Cadet ROTC Contract, and becomes "contracted".

    The 3 Yr. AD is more common than the 4 Yr. at Private schools last year and this year. I don't know which type is more common for low Cost (in-state Tuition) schools.

    Room and Board is quite rare in Army ROTC. A few schools (let's say under 20) offer Room -or- Board, and probably less than 5 in the country offer Room and Board to scholarship cadets.
     
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  4. Pima

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    I agree with dunninla regarding R & B.

    More importantly, the school decides this issue, not ROTC. Contact your school's bursar to see if they offer a discount. That thread was a guide for posters, not validation.

    As for the stipend, you will not receive it until you are contracted, and it is not only pro-rated, but paid in arrears.
     
  5. Jcc123

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    Additionally, regarding R&B - some ROTC departments do pay, or at least contribute. At my son's school (standard directional state U), several cadets receive ROTC money (I assume from some sort of discretionary budget) for R & B - ranging from $1,000 to full R & B @ approx. $9,000/yr.

    Check to see if your schools do something similar.
     
  6. -Bull-

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    R&B is all dependent on school. My school offers certain ROTC cadets a Room & Board scholarship (paid by the University) that covers all room and board. It comes with certain GPA requirements though (3.5GPA).

    4 year and 3 year AD are not the only scholarship options. I know cadets who have gotten 4,3.5,3,2.5, and 2 year scholarships.
     
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    AROTC Free Room and Board List Last updated Aug 1st, 2013 (100+ Schools listed)
    ***call the AROTC Unit to confirm, if you find an error please correct it for everyone's benefit.***

    Major Dollar, RO/OO at Alabama has the best overview of AROTC Scholarships I know of, a copy Here
    *Covers 17 AROTC Scholarship options
     
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  8. Pima

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    One thing to keep in mind when you accept a college based on the fact that you have a ROTC scholarship, thus can afford to attend the school now, that there is no guarantee you will stay in ROTC.

    If that scholarship disappears for whatever reason make sure you have a plan B in place so you can afford to stay at the school.

    There never is a 100% commissioning rate, nobody enters thinking they will be the one leaving ROTC, but yet there are always people who do leave.
     

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