I am looking for advice on making a decision for college next year. My ultimate goal is to become a Marine Corps officer and I have striven to do so from a very young age. I received an offer to NAPS however I did not receive the NROTC scholarship. I understand that there are positives and negatives to both programs however I'm just interested in a little outside advice in order to make an informed decision. The downside of NAPS for me would be the distance from home and of course the extra year of school. The downside for NROTC of course is that scholarships are becoming harder to to receive. Is this still true even with the opportunity of Advanced standing?