AROTC: When is student a 'contracted' cadet

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  1. gojack

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    If DS accepts 4 yr AROTC scholarship - is he considered to be a contracted cadet? I read somewhere that one can quit after 1st year with no repercussions, does that mean he is not contracted until 2nd year?
    (SLRP is not available to contracted cadets.) I'm guessing he is contracted as soon as he accepts the scholarship.
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    He will sign a contract on the first day of school - but he is not obligated to commit to anything until the start of his sophomore year. At any time up until he signs that contract he has the option to quit with no obligation or payback requirement from the Army. After that he will begin to incur an obligation.
     
  3. mariner116

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    To add to Bruno's reply. I believe you are not contracted until you also pass the APFT test (it was after passing it that my D had her contracting ceremony). Also, I belive you need to proactively withdraw from the scholarship before the first day of sophmore year or it becomes binding.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    This might be helpful...typically I send all the paperwork, and a copy of the contract to my scholarship winners, and also give them a PT test over the summer. That way most of them can contact the day before classes start. Some Battalions do things a little different.

    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/the-contract/

    Above is correct....DODMERB qualified and pass an APFT and we contract. I've had cadets finally get qualified and contract on the last day of the semester (no retroactive stipend).

    There is currently an SLRP program available for scholarship/contracted cadets. All cadets are contracted by their Junior year. The SLRP requires additional time commitment. Whether that program is still going to be available in 4 years can't be known.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. cjs

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    My son became a contracted cadet after passing the AFPT the fiirst week of school.
    There were kids who didn't become contracted until December.
    His friend at another school didn't pass until October and that's when he signed and became a contracted cadet.

    Last year we knew one girl who never passed the test, never became a contracted cadet and ended up losing her scholarship and transferring.
     
  6. gojack

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    Link(s)?
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Just for you gojack

    http://www.memphis.edu/armyrotc/pdfs/Student_Loan_Repayment.pdf

    Pay special attention to paragraph 4

    Says scholarship and non-scholarship, but not GRFD. Must assess active duty.

    and paragraph 5 regarding what types of loans are eligible.

    You incur additional years of obligation in return for SLRP.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  9. gojack

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    After reading the memo (Thanks Maj T)

    To get the SLRP - You forfeit the GI bill education benefits , so it's not that great a deal, (if you plan to use the GI bill later)...it's kind of a you can have your money now OR your money later deal... So it will most likely continue. Will have to calculate current student loan value compared to future benefits to see which is best at commissioning.
     

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