NROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship College Finance

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  1. MarineCorpsfan15

    MarineCorpsfan15 Member

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    Hello,
    I applied for a NROTC Marine Option Scholarship in late January, and I am waiting for the results from the scholarship as well as my acceptance to my first school choice, UCLA. I was told by the OSO dealing with my scholarship that the total amount of the NROTC Scholarship is $150,000 for four years of school. My question is, since my total expenses at UCLA (including tuition, books, room and board, etc.) would be approximately $30,000 per year, would the scholarship money theoretically cover ALL $30,000 of my yearly expenses? Or does it only cover tuition or educational fees without allowing me to use all $150,000? I am trying to figure out my college finances and expenses, and I am curious to know if I can attend UCLA with this scholarship in relative financial freedom.
    Thank you very much
     
  2. hopefulparent

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    I'm no authority, but I'm pretty sure scholarship only covers tuition, maybe books and some fees. Does not cover room and board.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    MarineCorpsfan15: The scholarship has a theoretical value of $150K or $180K but in reality it covers tuition, book stipend, and a monthly stipend at the University selected. In most cases, it does not cover Room and Board (although there are a few cases where the University comps that cost). Room and Board will be your cost along with travel, incidentals, etc.

    So, in essence the value of each NROTC scholarship is different depending upon the school choosen.

    You really can't look at it as a fixed cash award in the way you ask in your message.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. FloridaDad

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    Basically if your tuition is over $10k you use the scholarship for that. If it is under $10k you use it for board.

    Eitherway you are paying one or the other yourself UNLESS the college comps the board.
     

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