Question about GI bill and ROTC scholarship

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  1. nukepharm

    nukepharm Member

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    My DS received the 4yr AROTC scholarship today. I was wondering if he chooses to use that and we have GI bill benefits from my husband, can the GI bill benefits be used towards room and board? I was hoping since there are several prior military on here maybe someone would have run into this situation before.
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    I'm no definitive source, but you shouldn't have any issues with that as long as there are not restrictions on what the money can be spent on. I'm trying to remember exactly, but I believe I had a friend do something similar. You are free to use whatever extra scholarships or financial aid you have in addition to the ROTC Scholarship, so I don't think this will be any different, but I would check with either his cadre or if there is a rep out his school that handles veterans benefits. My school has a full time staff in a veterans center that handles this type of stuff, so maybe there is something similar at his school.

    One thing I would suggest is looking at the difference in cost between Tuition & Fees and Room & Board, you can choose to use the ROTC Scholarship to pay for one or the other, and some cadets find it better to use the ROTC funds on one because it will end up paying more, but that is school dependent. I used mine on room & board because I got more money and was able to pocket a little extra.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I think he would do better to use it for tuition because it is an out of state school and pretty expensive. We will check into it both ways though. Good point!
     

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