Scholarships

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  1. farmerkd

    farmerkd New Member

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    My child has completed app package and rec'd LOA for USNA, and is also applying for NROTC scholarship. Kid is also applying for private scholarships if doesn't get either appointment or ROTC scholarship. If kid gets either appointment or 4-year NROTC scholarship, can private scholarship money be used at academy or to cover room and board for NROTC school? I'm asking because my child has a pretty good chance of getting a $3,000 scholarship from company I work for
     
  2. The OC Josh

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    Depends on the private scholarship. Some can be used for only tuition, while others can be used for all educational costs. (Room and Board)
     
  3. Kero

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    I don't see anyway it could be used at the academy unless they just gave him a check with no rules attached. As for NROTC, I have heard of people using private scholarships to cover things like room and board that the NROTC scholarship doesn't cover.
     
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    I used a scholarship to pay my USNA entrance fee.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    My understanding is that there is no more "entrance fee." Folks aren't required to pay anything on I-Day. Rather, the funds are deducted from your pay as you go along. I'm not sure how a scholarship could be applied to defray those costs but a current mid may know of a way.
     
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    Is this a recent change? In summer of 04, you could either pay the fee when you passed go or have it taken out of your monthly pay in bits and pieces.
     
  7. jennyp

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    Son is a plebe. He has a $8000 scholarship. The scholarship donors were thrilled he was attending USNA. He explained that he had no tuition, etc but would be paid and have fees for books, etc taken out of his pay. They chose to award scholarship anyway and they send USNA $1000 per semester to apply to various costs. He does have to attain a certain GPA and do the required paperwork with donors every semester to remain on scholarship. At the end of the school year, when all the accounting is done, he should get that "extra."

    Now, bear in mind that we have not come to the end of a school year yet, so I can't tell y'all if this will work as it was explained to us. However, USNA is indeed equipped to deal with donors, etc wanting to apply money to expenses just like at a "regular" university!
     
  8. subvet

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    farmer kd: sent u a pm.
     
  9. annie_usna

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    Actually, you can use the scholarship money at the academy to cover the lones you have to take out to pay for uniforms, books, ect.. That way you get to keep your salary instead of putting it towards the mando stuff like king hall, the laundry service, and everything in between. You will still only get the $100 dollars a month as a plebe, but the extra money you'll see in held pay.

    I wish someone wouldve told me this before I got here - dont pass on the scholarships just because youre getting a "free" education.
     
  10. Memphis9489

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    Somehow I recall reading how a newly admitted midshipman can use scholarship money to help offset the loan they take with the Navy to finance their uniforms, computer, and all the other stuff they are issued. That loan is about $9,000!
     
  11. basilrathbone

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    Our daughter is a plebe and was able to use $3500.00 in scholarship against her loan for uniforms etc. As it was explained to us, it has been applied to her "account" and it will result in less money taken out of her pay as an upperclassman. We cleared it first with the scholarship donor and they were happy to pass it along to USNA.
     
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    My midn received a $2,000 National Beta Club Scholarship that was awarded to him directly(cheque) once he accepted his appointment to USNA.....he applied it to his loan acct. to defray costs of uniforms, computer, books, etc.:thumb:
     
  13. 1964BGO

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    A few years back we were recommending to appointees that they could use any scholarships they received to defray the initial costs at USNA, eg, the $2500+ for computer and initial seabag of uniforms, etc.
     
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    Our son (now Youngster) had money applied to his ACE loan. He did not see it at the the end of the year. He expected to see it with his first Held Pay, which was in Sep of this school year. He did not. The money is on his account as per his LES, but he has not seen it yet.
     
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    Is the $2500 a one time fee during plebe year or is it a yearly cost? Not really familiar with everything that is associated with the Academy... Do you pay the fee all at once or twice a year or what...?
     
  16. Kero

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    I stand corrected.

    Berkeley, The entrance fee is a one time thing if you pay it on I-day, otherwise it is taken out in monthly installments, but there is also the ACE loan. That was $6,000, don't know if it still is and that also got taken out monthly untill you pay it off, for most people 2/C year. I think the entrance fee actually goes towards repaying the ACE loan, effectively a downpayment but I'm not sure about that.
     
  17. Knarf

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    fees? loans?

    Now I'm getting concerned... what are all these fees and loans? I wasn't aware of any upfront costs to USNA.:confused:
     
  18. Kero

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    You don't have to pay anything but they will take it out of your pay. You won't see any difference in the amount in your paycheck each month, but you have a held pay account that gets affected. As a plebe you make the same a month as a senior but you only see $100 of it the rest goes into held pay and at the end of each semester, the balance above some predetermined level gets paid out to you. I could get really involved talking about the outragiously gimmicy pay system but without experiance to it most of it you wouldn't understand.
     
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    Son is current plebe. We were not given any option to pay anything up front. No fees, etc. All taken out of pay.
     
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    farmerkd

    my daughter has a $7,000 per year scholarship on top of her NROTC scholarship. It covers just short of her total for housing.

    this scholarship was from her school and can be used however she chooses. since NROTC doesn't cover her housing, it worked out great.
     

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