AROTC Scholarship with other School Scholarship

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  1. john3337

    john3337 Member

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    Hello again! I'm going to be a scholarship cadet in AROTC next year, and I had another question for y'all.

    I recently paid all my tuition, housing, bills, fees, etc etc etc for college with scholarship. The problem is that none of it was with my AROTC scholarship, which I am told won't show up until later this semester. I basically paid all of my expenses with financial aid given to me by my university, and even had a good chunk of change left over. I was wondering how this was going to work with ROTC though. Are they just going to go ahead and send my University the money for whatever they choose to pay later on in the semester?

    Before I get called a greedy sonuva, I really want the ROTC scholarship still because of the stipend and book allowances, which will be a lifesaver for me. I'm really just wondering if I should be expecting a check for a lot of money later on in the semester coming in the mail.
     
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  2. Jcleppe

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    Was the financial aid that was give based on need or was it a merit scholarship.

    If the aid was need based the univesity may just take that money back once your AROTC Scholarship money is paid. Did you tell the University up front that you had the AROTC Scholarship prior to them using the finanacial aid to pay the tuition.

    This may work out or it could be the beginning of a can of worms being opened. I would get in touch with the University and make sure they understand you have an AROTC Scholarship and ask "What happens now", you might also want to get in touch with the HR person at the AROTC Battalion and let them know the situation.
     
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    Pretty much all of the scholarship was merit based. I think only about $500 was need-based, in the form of a Pell Grant. I tried talking to the AROTC Financial officer, but he really didn't give me a straight answer. It was more of a "we'll cross that bridge when we get to it" type of thing. The can of worms part of that is really my main concern. I'm kind of scared that something's going to go awry.
     
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    Oh, and yes, I did tell the University up front that I had an AROTC scholarship, and they really couldn't give me a reasonable answer either. Basically, I'm very confused and have another month to be so.
     
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    As long as both ROTC and the University knows the situation I wouldn't worry too much about it right now.

    My son had a scholarship to the school he went to that basically made the OOS tuition the same as IS tuition. The university credited his account over the summer, once the AROTC Scholarship money was paid they took back the original scholarship. It was more of a bookkeeping thing that was worked out by the accounting office, all he cared about was that the bill was paid. This had no effect on the book money, or stipened. Right now, I would just roll with it, sounds like all parties are aware of it and I/m sure it will all work out fine.
     
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    Keep in mind that you don't really HAVE the ROTC Scholarship until you sign the contract. Many students arrive on campus unable to validate their scholarship. Hopefully you are not one of those students.

    It sounds like you have a great Plan B in your back pocket with your Merit based scholarships. Work out hard over the Summer and show up with the right attitude and everything should work out for you at ROTC.
     

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