Citadel tution

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  1. DjoonHAN

    DjoonHAN New Member

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    i heard that army rotc scholarships at the citadel are all taken. I live in Connecticut so the cost of going to the Citadel is about $35539 (tuition + everything). I did my fafsa a few weeks ago, and my EFC is 0000, and next year there will be 2 college students in my family (including me). How much should i expect for financial aid and scholarships? For current out of state cadets, how did u pay? and how much did u recieve for financial aid and/or scholarships?
     
  2. Kernal D

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    ROTC Scholarship

    DjoohHan...

    The first question is...do you have a scholarship yet? I am assuming you do. If so...then you may want to look at all the other senior military colleges and universities...and even the maritime academies. Mass Maritime has Army ROTC and some great engineering programs.

    Otherwise your only choice will be to select another college or university that has an ROTC program. It is unfortunate, as we have the same issue at Norwich. There are only so many slots that each institution is authorized to fill each year. This is done so all of the ROTC programs are full.

    Your only other option is this...and I've seen it work. If you really want to go to The Citadel...then speak with their Army Recruiting Officer to determine the number of 2 and 3-year scholarships they offer each year. The idea is...if you have a 4-year...and want The Citadel...you may have to give it up...then go to the Citadel and apply for a 3-year once you are enrolled.

    I know this may sound crazy...but again I've seen folks do it before. At Norwich we give out more in-house scholarships...then we accept coming in the door. So this may provide you with another option.

    I would also encourage your family to write or contact the Financial Aid office and discuss their financial situation. Ask about academic, leadership and merit scholarships.

    Good luck!
     
  3. glen

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    Apparently, Army Cadet Command has reduced its available Army 4 year ROTC scholarships by 40% - recall President Obama's administration is reducing non-essential military spending? The last few years at The Citadel Army ROTC had over 100 scholarships available to qualified individuals, who could meet Citadel admission standards. Unfortunately this is apparently being reduced. If you absolutely want to attend The Citadel, and can get past the first year, 3 and 2 year scholarships are still available to you providing you meet minimum academic progress. Good luck
     
  4. suzyqnj2002

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    I heard that 3yr NROTC scholarships are almost nonexistent. Someone told me that schools haven't had any to give out for the last two years. Does anyone know if that is true? My son is debating whether to attend Norwich or Citadel.
     
  5. Subdude

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    I posted this in another thread, I spoke last week to an NROTC officer at a school where my Daughter had applied and was accepted. She did not receive an NROTC Scholarship this year (she graduates from HS in June). The officer told me that there were zero "College Program" NROTC Scholarships offered in the last 2 years, and that there were only enough slated for the coming year for one or two at each NROTC School, if spread out evenly among all NROTC schools. His point was that you have a much better chance applying for the 4-year scholarship again than you do by affiliating with an NROTC unit and hoping for the best (one of the very few college program scholarships available).

    I don't know how this works with SMCs. I know that at Norwich, non-scholarship students are required to pick one ROTC flavor, I am not sure if that is technically "affiliating", which makes you ineligible for the 4-year NROTC Scholarships.
     
  6. suzyqnj2002

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    It sure is alot to think about. There are so many "if's".
     
  7. BobMcMahon

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    NROTC and Side-load scholarships

    Please know that these links are for USMC side-load awards only. Most side-loads go to Marine Option candidates; I think this is because the Navy get's many more 4 year scholarships than the USMC and has more board reviews throughout the year - USMC has only two.

    Will post two links here:
    https://www.marines.usmc.mil/G3/Officer/NROTC and NAVAL ACADEMY/Nov 09 Side Load results.pdf

    https://www.marines.usmc.mil/G3/Officer/Docs/jul09 board results_8_4_2009_9_51_10.pdf
     
  8. C2014

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    The Links wont work for me (its blocked) could u copy and paste the info and PM please.
     

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