I am a person who likes to be prepared for the worst or best case scenario. The trend in the past years is seemingly that Army ROTC scholarships are getting much harder to get. This having to do with factors involving the economy and downsizing of the military. I have a few questions pertaining to the National Guard as an option. If you are in the National Guard as an out of state student in college is tuition waived to in state tuition typically? What period of time in the National Guard while participating in Army ROTC at a college are you deployable status? In certain states based off my research they pay for 100 percent tuition is that only for part of college or all 4 years? My last question is looking far out in the future after college. If you’re doing SMP is switching to active duty once you are commissioned extremely difficult? Any answers to these questions would be greatly appreciated.