In State - Out of State

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  1. Blacklab

    Blacklab Member

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    Okay so we live in a state that did not have any of the schools that support NROTC when my son’s application was submitted. That being said we knew of one university in the state that was planning to start the support but was not yet posted on the choice application.

    My son listed his 5 schools and checked off "will go to any supporting school" on the application and submitted. He also had to write a reason why he did not go with an In State school... That answer was simple; however, he added he would entertain the current In-State school that was in the process of getting on the list. This is an Ivy school!! In my eyes a "Super Reach".

    I have read many things:
    1. The board has to fill In State first...
    2. The board will fill public next...
    3. The private come next...
    4. The Ivy is last served...

    So I'm very confused and wondering... If the NROTC says that it's up to the applicant to get into a school and they give 5 choices with the option of any on the application... How could this be part of the board’s decision in giving out the "YES" to an NROTC applicant? Does this decrease my son’s chances because our state does not have a public school that supports the NROTC?
     
  2. P-Flying17

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    No to all four.

    School choices have nothing to do with whether ot not you are selected.

    Instate means a school where you would receive instate tuition not a private school.

    For instance if you are a California resident the University of San Diego is not an instate school since it is a private school. Neither is USC. Has to be a public school.
     
  3. kinnem

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    Actually it says you have to apply to a school that provides in-state tuition. There are several states that allow ROTC participants in-state tuition. Texas is one example. I think there might be a list in the sticky room and board thread on this forum... But I'm getting older and my memory is not what it used to be.:wink:
     
  4. Blacklab

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    Hummmm

    I'm still a bit miffed... We called all of the schools (public) that he liked and they all said the same thing. He is not a resident so he would need to pay out of state cost.

    Put that into our lap and the cost of private and public are about equal just about every place we look. Ahhh = / - a few K, but who is counting...

    I really like what you said about "school choices have nothing to do with whether or not you are selected." I like that!!!

    I was just worried because there are no schools (aside from one Ivy now) in our state that support the NROTC. I think this puts my son in the high rent district. As I said public or private, coming from out of state it becomes show me the money & it all evens out.

    Hey with the communist No.50 state (Cal.) giving instate cost to illegal aliens wouldn't it be against me sons constitutional rights for them to be bias against him. He, he, he, he, that sould drum up a comment or two...
     
  5. Kathleen

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    SUNY Maritime offers in state tuition for some states and Texas A & M offers in state tuition to all participating ROTC students
     
  6. Blacklab

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    Very Nice...

    Does SUNY Maritime have mechanical engineering, that would be super...

    Texas A & M...very nice, I'll ask my son to check it out.
     
  7. MJOmom

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    our state does not have a navy rotc program -- public or private. My son applied to out of state schools that had the program ... and was assigned accordingly. The deal is you have to be accepted at the school on their terms ... then ROTC will be applied. ROTC originally assigned him to a school he didn't really want ... he was lucky -- an opening came available and able to transfer it to the first-choice school in another state. The first-choice school told us in the spring, that in-state students get first crack at the openings ... but since our state didn't offer a program, we had a good chance.

    that aside, your communist slam is inappropriate for this forum. Please refrain from airing political opinions.
     
  8. kinnem

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    Texas A & M is a Senior Military School, so he would have to join the Corp of Cadets. May or may not be his thing.
     
  9. Pima

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    Blacklab,

    At the very top of this forum is a sticky about ROTC room and board, it is long.

    Pay attention to posts 15-20. Singaporemom created the list and it is past the word phenomenal. Granted this is for Army, but it may also apply to Navy.

    Additionally, you may want to contact the schools and ask if this applies for non-scholarship cadets.

    I know VT has a deal where if they are in ROTC and engineering, they are eligible for their scholarship regardless of their residency or ROTC scholarship. I am not sure how much, VAMOM and Nick4060 could tell you more. I want to say it is @5K a yr.

    VT is like TAMU, if you are in ROTC you are in the Corps.

    As I have stated before you'd be surprised how many cadets that don't get the ROTC scholarship actually get merit from their schools so I wouldn't necessarily worry yet about the cost.

    Again if you haven't go to www.collegeconfidential.com and post on the colleges he wants chances of merit money. Some schools are re-known to be tight wads, and some hand it out like halloween candy. Some schools also have small fine print regarding application dates, whereas if you don't apply by this date you are not eligible for merit.

    Additionally for some scholarship recipients it is not just money. For some colleges, they get free laptops, kindles, ipads, ipods, top tier dorms, etc. Trust me as a parent with 2 in college that gear will set you back a couple of grand and in the end that needs to be placed into the equation.

    Off topic, but it is insane now that our book bill has dropped tremendously since the kids can buy them on kindle for about 75% less. It was worth the cost to buy a kindle for them. DS's and DD's bill combined for the two of them was under 300.
     
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  10. USMCGrunt

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    Blacklab: regarding in-state tuition for NROTC scholarship students.

    P-Flying17 provided the following comments on a recent post:

    "Yes, any ROTC Scholarship student is eligible for instate tuition at any public Texas School.

    There are schools that offer reciprical agreements with other states, but none to the effect that Texas does.

    For instance State University of New York offers instate tuition for residents of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    Wisconsin has a reciprocal agreement with Minnesota. Minnesota currently has one with North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    The Citadel offers to certain counties in Georgia. South Carolina will occassionally offer instate tuition eligible scholarships.

    The best thing to do is call the NROTC Unit at the school you are interested in and ask if that school offers reciprical agreements.

    Some schools offers students who parents are Purple Heart Recipients instate."
     
  11. solon

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    Does VMI offer in state tuition for ROTC scholarship? I live in MI.
     
  12. Pima

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    Go back to the ROTC forum page and repost under Publicly/Privately Funded (right under ROTC).

    That forum really is dedicated to schools like VMI. Citadel, Norwich, etc.
     

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