NROTC Schools

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  1. ZebraDonkey

    ZebraDonkey Member

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    I live in a state where there are no NROTC schools. When list the five units I am interested the most in, what are some less expensive schools that have NROTC that would help me get a scholarship because I do not qualify for instate tuition?
     
  2. FlyingWildcatDad

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    What state do you live in? I think Texas A&M gives in state tuition rates to cadets, but I would confirm this before you took my word on it.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    Zedonk, one of the biggest lessons I have learned from the people on this site is that you need to choose a NROTC school that you could afford without the scholarship. So if those out of state schools would be too expensive if something happened to your scholarship, maybe you need to look into AROTC instead (assuming you have those in-state.)
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

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    I'm going to take a different stance on this. Life is about taking risks and believing in yourself. There are some great private schools out there that are not affordable to most families (mine included) without these scholarships, but every year, there are many kids who are graduating and getting commissions from these school. Why won't you be one of them? Some of these schools offer amazing educational opportunities that you may not be able to experience at the local state school which you can afford without the scholarship. If we all took this stance, then nobody would go to any of the Service Academies, either. At least a couple hundred kids there don't graduate from each class. Should that deter somebody who has a dream of going there? I don't think so. What I will say, is that you have to go into this process with your eyes wide open. Yes, there are horror stories about students being kicked out or quitting and owing $180,000 payback, but let's be real, this is such a small, small percentage compared to all who are successful. You need to know if you or your kid is absolutely committed to the process. Has your kid dropped out of anything else in life when things got tough? Then maybe they need to rethink what school choice you take and if you will accept an ROTC Scholarship. You need to know what the contracts says before you sign it and what the ramifications are if you don't make it through. Have a dream and go for it!
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    ZebraDonkey: This information is dated but gets you started on researching the answer to your question.

    Here are two quotes from P-Flying17. Not sure if she is still around as I haven't seen anything from her in months. Recommend you PM her or search for posts from her as she is an NROTC insider.

    The following was posted by P-Flying17 back in Sept 2011.

    "The best thing to do is call the NROTC Unit at the school you are interested in and ask if that school offers reciprical agreements.

    Any NROTC Scholarship student is eligible for instate tuition at any public Texas School.
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University at Galveston
    University of Texas
    University of Houston
    Texas Southern University

    There are schools that offer reciprical agreements with other states, but none to the effect that Texas does.

    For instance State University of New York offers instate tuition for residents of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

    Wisconsin has a reciprocal agreement with Minnesota.

    Minnesota currently has one with North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    The Citadel offers to certain counties in Georgia. South Carolina will occassionally offer instate tuition eligible scholarships."

    A more recent comment from P-Flying17:

    "also any public Texas school. University of Houston, TAMU, UT, Rutgers as well. Next year, maybe Minnesota. University of South Carolina is good about giving scholarships that reduce tuition to that of instate or close to it, but would have to have that documentation before applying it to instate tuition cost."
     
  6. navymomwannabe

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    Well, full disclosure....my son is only applying to 1 out of 6 schools that we could afford without the scholarship (and that would require creative financing as well!) So although I have learned from this board that you should be able to afford the scholarship, I learned that after he had picked his first choice (Northwestern) and his required in state school (U of I) is still out of reach.

    So I parroted the sage advice....that we did not follow. :thumb:
     
  7. ZebraDonkey

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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I live in Alaska so I will research other schools that offer instate tuition for me. I know there is the WUE program for western states.
     

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