Help with a couple of questions!

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  1. iamCarolus

    iamCarolus New Member

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    I've been looking over these forums for hwlp but never posted until now. I have a question that may be really dumb, I really apologize if it is, not from a military family and brand new to this whole process.

    I won a 4 year scholarship to my #1 choice (yay) but really want to attend my #3 now. They both share the same brigade (neither is a host school). Got my winner letter today and I've got full tuition at #1 and 2. 3 is not listed, so even though they're in the same brigade I wasn't awarded a scholarship there so I can't transfer it to that school? (The reason i want to transfer is that their room and board is more affordable).

    Hopefully someone can help a girl out, :smile: sorry for being clueless!
     
  2. iamCarolus

    iamCarolus New Member

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    In that same vein: full tuition at my #1 is about $35,000 and room and board is $13,000. If I could split the scholarship award of $35,000 between tuition and room and board I would become eligible for merit based tuition awards and thus be able to afford school. I assume this also is impossible?
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Splitting the scholarship between tuition and room and board is not possible. You can try to transfer the scholarship to your number three. The fact that it's in the same brigade and is cheaper is helpful in this regard, but it's not a guarantee.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Not sure how transfers are going to work this year, but in years past you would need to accept one of your scholarship offers and then request a transfer. If you have been accepted to #3 I would contact the ROO there, tell her/him you are interested in coming to their school with your scholarship, and request the transfer ASAP. Not sure if they will entertain the requests before the next board, but I'd try if I were you.
     
  5. Thompson

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    clarkson - out of curiosity, is the transfer request process entirely different from last year? It seems like every aspect of the application had a major overhaul.
     
  6. iamCarolus

    iamCarolus New Member

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    Thank you for your advice! I contacted the ROO (after careful consultation with the acronym key) at my #3, which as I mentioned is a part of the same batallion as my #1. I haven't been accepted to #3 yet, and I think chances are probably 60/40. Could that be an issue?
     
  7. Jcleppe

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    It could.

    When an applicant finishes their application it is sent to all the Battalions for the schhols you listed. The PMS reviews the applcation and then checks a box, 4yr, 3yr, or No. Your chances of being admitted to the school can have a bearing on what box they check. The ROO at your #3 school will be the best contact. When do you expect to hear from the school on whether you have been admitted.

    Since you have not been admitted you should make sure you still accept the scholarship at one of the other schools before the deadline. When/if you are admitted to your #3 school will determine the chances of a transfer. You can always decline the scholarship at a later date.
     
  8. EDelahanty

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    As I read it, you have not yet been accepted to any of the three schools. Until you know where you've been admitted there is no point to seeking a transfer. Follow JCleppe's advice and accept the scholarship, even if you hope to transfer it later on.

    If Kinnem is correct, as I believe he is, and you may not split a scholarship between tuition and room and board, then the financial difference is simply between the cost of room and board at the three schools. What is the size of that difference? Also, you may be aware that schools often have a variety of room options (single, double, suite, etc.) which have different costs. Same with board.

    Finally, have you checked to see if any of these schools offer free or discounted R&B to ROTC scholarship winners?
     
  9. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    +1 Parent Delahanty! All good points.
     
  10. soccmomer

    soccmomer Member

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    Yes Carol, check with each of the schools you were offered the scholarship to and see if they offer room and board to rotc scholarship winners - you may be suprised! You can start with an admissions counselor, as it will be the school offering this part of the scholarship, not ROTC - they can usually answer that question. Also, if you have not yet been accepted to the 2 scholarship schools, while you are asking about room and board, ask when admissions decisions will be out and explain your deadline. With tuition that high, I am assuming #1 is a private school. They often have more money to offer than a public. Good luck!
     

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