The good news is that my DS just got an email telling him he was awarded an NROTC 4-year scholarship. The bad news is that it was slotted to his second choice university - University of Colorado Boulder. His first choice is VA Tech. He is accepted to both universities in Engineering program, and has some other scholarships from both school as well. We live in Virginia, so Tech is in-state. Now, the question: We know NROTC scholarship covers full tuition for in-state, but not sure if it covers ALL out-of-state tuition? The answer to this question dictates our approach. If the scholarship covers full out-of-state tuition, then Colorado is doable. We plan to accept the scholarship and immediately request for a transfer to VA Tech. We already paid the deposit to Tech and will pay the deposit to UC Boulder. If transfer granted, he'll go to Tech. Otherwise, he'll go to UC. If the scholarship only covers in-state tuition, then going to Tech without scholarship is still cheaper than go to UC with scholarship. He'll then go to Tech and enroll their college program. He'll prepare to compete a 3-year or 2-year scholarship in Tech. Good approach? Is there any other options? Advice is much appreciated!! Please!