Lots of VMI questions...

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  1. Jarhead1775

    Jarhead1775 Member

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    Hi all,

    With USNA rejecting me the West Point situation looking very bleak, I am proud and excited to say that it looks like I'll be in Lexington!

    I will be an officer in the US Army at the end of this journey. I will do whatever it takes to get there. Now, I have grown up under the assumption that I'd be a Marine officer and I foolishly only applied for the NROTC MO scholarship and not the AROTC one. Now I'm looking at $45,000+ a year for an out of state cadet at VMI, I need all of the financial aid I can get. I plan on applying for a 3.5 or 3 year AROTC scholarship while at VMI and will fight like hell to get it but realize that it is a very competitive process.

    I need solid aid and one of the ways I know you can get it is through the Simultaneous Membership Program. I had a few questions about this program though.

    1. Can I get in state tuition?
    2. When would I go to basic training?
    3. Can I still get the ROTC scholarship while in SMP?
    4. Is it worth it? Or should I just focus on getting the scholarship or contracting?

    This brings me to my next topic; contracting without a scholarship.
    1. When is the earliest I can contract?
    2. What are the requirements?
    3. What are the financial aid benefits in contracting? Any?

    I want to thank this forum again for the help is has provided me over the last year or so. I am so close to my dream I can taste it. Thanks.


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  2. kinnem

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    I cannot answer your questions. However, there are lots of past threads on SMP, some of them excellent. The best one I ever read was from around a year ago. I suggest a search.

    In the meantime, I won't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure you cannot contract until sophomore year on SMP.
     
  3. Jarhead1775

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    Bumping for more information.


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