ROTC State Tuition Waivers

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  1. SecretRusski

    SecretRusski Member

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    I've recently visited the AFROTC detachment where I'll most likely be going and found that Illinois offers in-state tuition waivers to enrolled cadets of ANY branch. These waivers cover 100% of tuition costs, and recipients don't have to contract.The officer I spoke with said that they're still merit based, but at a rate of %90>, though I think that's more based on the school you go to and the detachment size. From what I've read the numbers are 10 per class for each branch per year.That's quite a good option considering it's essentially a Type 7 minus books+stipends!

    The question I have however, is whether or not you would need to re-apply each year. Does anyone here have any experience with one of these waivers?

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    Here's the UOI policy link in case someone's interested in reading more about this. http://www.pb.uillinois.edu/dr/tuitionpolicy.cfm
     
  2. Illini190

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    I am a cadet at the U of I in Champaign, and I can tell you firsthand how they work.
    The first time you apply, you fill out a sheet stating need, personal info, as well as a small writing piece.
    Each semester you apply.
    HOWEVER, how we have done it, is that if you receive one the first semester, you simply check in with the cadre and say you would like it again, no need to fill out the paperwork all over again.
    I received one my freshman year and the first semester of my sophomore year before I picked up a scholarship.
    Also, at UIUC, out of about, I want to say close to 50-60 waivers, we only turned away 2 or 3.
    Again, this program seems to be consistent, so I would be confident in saying that it will be in existence next year as well.
     
  3. SecretRusski

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    Thanks for the info. UIUC is where I'll likely be going, so it's good to know that the waiver is a fairly sturdy scholarship.

    Again, heads up to the Illinois candidates who don't receive an HSSP. The priority deadline given to me was April 1st, so those re-boarded should probably apply in case they aren't selected.
     

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