In state tuition.

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  1. usnadad10

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    I heard some schools offer in state tuition to those students who are in ROTC but would not qualify otherwise. Has anyone heard this? Do you know what schools offer this benefit? Ohio state? Penn state?
     
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    I believe the University of Kentucky offers in-state tuition to ROTC 4-year national scholarship winners. The University of North Georgia (SMC) offers in-state tuition to members of its Corps of Cadets.
     
  3. rkrosnar

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    In state tuiton

    If I remember correctly Penn State doesn't do in state tuition, it covered by the scholarship. You should check with each ROTC program at Penn State. I will tell you this. Penn State is the most expensive public school in the country. That being said I think your student will get a top quality education bar none. The ROTC program there is one of the best in the country, as well. I am at main campus all the time and see the ROTC students, they are well mannered, polite. Your student would not go wrong here. My son graduated from there with a dual major physics, astro-physics with a math minor. While he could have done ROTC. He did not and it cost him dearly. He is a teacher now in a private prep school in the deep south.

    RGK
     
  4. usnadad10

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    Thanks! Yes the school is great and hes been accepted to university park but thats the problem. Being from NJ its a tough sell for my DS to go to PSU paying out of state tuition price.
     
  5. Packer

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    At Ohio state he would likely qualify for the Buckeye scholarship which knocks $12,000/yr off of out of state. Depending on qualifications he could earn an additional $1000 - $6000 off. These don't have anything to do with ROTC.

    Texas A&M will give him instate as an ROTC cadet and TAMU's instate rate is a bargain.
     
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    I'm not sure this is 100% accurate. First PSU is not actually a public school. It is considered a "State Related" school. The following link will outline the differences between PSU and Pennsylvania State Owned Universities (public):
    http://www.portal.state.pa.us/porta..._types/8713/state-related_universities/522465

    Additionally, I think the University of Michigan is the most expensive public school in the country for out-of-state students. I believe PSU may have the most expensive in-state tuition of any schools considered by many as public state schools.
     
  7. Seawings18

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    The University of South Carolina will offer significant reductions in tuition or in state tuition to out of state students (civilian and ROTC) depending on SAT scores and GPA; these scholarships are valued at a minimum value of $72k over four years and are awarded by the admissions office. Most ROTC candidates, to include scholarship winners, would qualify for one of these packages and they also include "free money" which doesn't have to be used solely on tuition.
     
  8. usnadad10

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    Packer you are correct. He received the buckeye scholarship and some others too. So. Ohio State is definitely in play when you spreadsheet the schools
     
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    You didn't state which ROTC program so here is some input regarding NROTC:

    Here are two quotes from P-Flying17. Not sure if she is still around as I haven't seen anything from her in months. Recommend you PM her or search for posts from her as she is an NROTC insider.

    The following was posted by P-Flying17 back in Sept 2011.

    "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.

    Any NROTC Scholarship student is eligible for instate tuition at any public Texas School.
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University at Galveston
    University of Texas
    University of Houston
    Texas Southern University

    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."

    A more recent comment from P-Flying17:

    "also any public Texas school. University of Houston, TAMU, UT, Rutgers as well. Next year, maybe Minnesota. University of South Carolina is good about giving scholarships that reduce tuition to that of instate or close to it, but would have to have that documentation before applying it to instate tuition cost."
     
  10. rkrosnar

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    In state tuiton

    aglages,

    Thanks, that is why I stated not 100% certain. This coming year Penn State will become the most expensive. They are going back to the days of making out of staters pay more. The BOT voted on this earlier in the year. Who knows may be the new President Dr. Eric Baron could change this.


    RGK
     
  11. usnadad10

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    Sorry. YES. My DS has applied NROTC.
     
  12. txpotato

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    Academic Common Market

    Academic Common Market is another way for students (not just ROTC) to pay in-state rates at out-of-state schools.

    For example, a student in Alabama can pay in-state at West Virginia if he majors in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.
     
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    My understanding is that a non-resident can pay in-state tuition to attend Virginia Tech if they enlist in the Virginia National Guard. The in-state tuition does not kick in until you complete basic training, however.
     

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