NROTC wavier and Fall 2015

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  1. NavyMom19

    NavyMom19 Member

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    posting in hopes someone out there will be able to answer....my DS has been granted a medical wavier for the USNA and has also been awarded a 4 yr NROTC Scholarship to his Plan B school but has not received a NROTC wavier as of yet (still shows Pending NROTC Review) my question is how does the NROTC work if he does not get the wavier.
     
  2. kinnem

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    I'm pretty sure that he would lose the NROTC scholarship, just like he would lose the opportunity to attend USNA without the waiver. One would think that if USNA granted a waiver that NROTC is likely to do the same but it's not guaranteed. The numbers they need to work towards will be different for both commissioning sources, so it's a crap shoot.
     
  3. NavyMom19

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    if the wavier has not been granted or denied by the time DS has to report to Plan B college for NROTC what is he to do? Does he stay the course with the scholarship and NROTC until told otherwise and report for NROTC orientation? sorry about the questions, just getting a feel for what our challenges in the next few months are.
     
  4. k2rider

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    Why wouldn't your son just go to the USNA if NROTC denies the waiver? If that's not an option, then yes, your son could just go to college and start the ROTC program without being on scholarship. A young lad did just that in her AROTC unit. He eventually was approved for the waiver but it took until the Spring semester.
     
  5. NavyMom19

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    k2rider, USNA is my DS first choice and we are in the wait mode to see if he gets his BFE soon..just trying to get an early start on covering all bases. At this point, we will just wait it out and hold more patience
     
  6. runorrun

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    Maybe NROTC is just a bit behind in the waiver process because they might have more waiver situations to sort through. I received my USNA waiver about 3-4 weeks before the NROTC waiver. But yeah, he could start NROTC not on the scholarship if his waiver is still pending when fall comes.


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  7. USMCGrunt

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    Approximately 50% of those attending DS's NROTC summer orientation each year are not on scholarship. Its mandatory for scholarship midshipmen but encouraged for all who wish to participate.
     
  8. USMAROTCFamily

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    The biggest question is, can you afford to attend the school, if your NROTC waiver does not come through? If you attend the NROTC college and then the waiver is disapproved, you'll owe have to pay back the tuition that the college floated you awaiting validation of the NROTC scholarship. It came down to the wire for us with our DD last year to get DODMERB approval and we were concerned it would get to that point of needing a waiver and having this predicament with her, as well. I felt that we couldn't risk her attending a school that would be impossible to pay for if she did not get approved for the scholarship. Had she attended for even one semester and then been told that the waiver was denied, then we would have owed $26k for that one semester and the merit scholarships that she had gotten to other colleges would have been gone. We were fortunate that her medical approval came through on April 30th, otherwise she would have committed to her back-up school that offered her full-tuition plus merit-based scholarships.
     

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