So I haven't heard back yet from the Navy, and i'm not so sure about my chances to get a scholarship (probably 50/50). My dream school is Purdue, ive already been admitted to the engineering school. My problem is, however, that I have to pay for my school completely by myself, and as an out of state student, Purdue is about 45k a year. Without a scholarship from the NROTC, I will probably have to go to a second choice school and join the NROTC there. I was wondering if there are some monetary benefits for those Non-scholarship students, or if it is just the scholarships that you can apply for. Is it easier to get a 4 year scholarship after youve joined NROTC?