DS received a .5 year upgrade to his 3 year ROTC scholarship.

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  1. ChildeRoland76

    ChildeRoland76 Member

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    I am so proud of my DS for his hard work, now a quick question to the parents who have done this part before. How do you pay for books a so on? Do you wait for the scholarship to pay, or do you pay then get reimbursed? This is a private university as well so room and board will be paid for by the school from now on, any ideas on how those get paid as well? University is still on winter break so not a lot of response there ATM. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. Jcc123

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    If AROTC, your son will have $600 book money deposited into his account sometime between now and a few weeks after the semester begins. It is his responsibility to purchase his books when he needs them, whether the money has been deposited or not. He doesn't need to turn in receipts, and will not get reimbursed - it's just a straight $600. If he does some smart shopping like renting, buying used, or online, he could pocket a large portion of the $600.
    As far as R&B, his best bet is to contact the HRA at the unit and ask. They're used to dealing with the school's administration regarding these issues and can help him out. IN our experience, it's usually a pretty painless process.
    And congrats to your son for the upgrade! He must have done well his first semester!
     
  3. ChildeRoland76

    ChildeRoland76 Member

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    Thanks for the reply! Yeah he has a 3.9 GPA and got 337 on his pt test. So he is doing great, just trying to retrain him on washing dishes until school is back in ;-)
     
  4. Wilco

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    Congratulation to your son. Could you explain the 3 year scholarsip more. Assuming he is AROTC and awarded a national 3 year scholarship to private college. So he had to plan paying 1st year, and meeting national requirements for 3 year to kick in? Re: college host vs. satellite did he have to make decisions on that, process and pleased? Was there every any discusson of campus based scholarship? What is his major? Sorry for all questions trying to get as much info as possible for senior son as he awaits 2nd board (no offer from 1st). Thanks.
     
  5. ChildeRoland76

    ChildeRoland76 Member

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    No Problem Wilco. First of all, my DS received a 3 year ad AROTC scholarship to his three school choices. He didn't receive word on his scholarship until the 3rd board. His major is Finance. His Physical Fitness test is as follows for ROTC application 5:56 1 mile, 77 pushups, 81 Situps. Now with a 3 year scholarship, he had to maintain his GPA and pass the PT test just like any other Student in the program, he did take MSI1 for the year as well. We paid for the first semester of college ourselves after his Dean scholarship and Florida Bright Futures, we also were planning on paying for the second semester as well. He currently attends The University of Tampa, which is a private University. Since they are private and not a state school, they have different rules. The University of Tampa pays room and board for all ROTC scholarship students. He was told during his first semester that the battalion ofter receives some additional funds to add to an outstanding cadets scholarship fund, he knew this was the case so did all he could to stand out. Ranger challenge, high GPA, and great PT scores. When time came around they gave it to him. I will say that University of South Florida was an option for him as well, but he loved the UT campus and also USF does not pay room and board to scholarship winners so it was a win win for us.
     
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  6. Wilco

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    Outstanding PFT score for your son. Own DS had 6:00 run time, but dozen less pushups and situps. Seems like your son had his plans in place and executed them. Thanks for the information, and all the best to you both.
     
  7. ChildeRoland76

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    Thanks! And good luck to your son. I don't know where he gets it. Personally I hated pt with a passion, he is a much better soldier then I ever was.
     

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