Discussion in 'ROTC' started by reesc, Apr 17, 2011.
Do out-of-state students receive eligibility for in-state tuition if they join the SMP program?
NO......but some States offer top up money for SMP cadets.
In a lot of states - yes. When you enlist in the National Guard or Reserves, many states will give you in-state tuition. Virginia is one.
You need to contact the schools and see what the in-state tuition policy is. The folks in ROTC should also be able to tell you.
If your state is offering you money for SMP through the guard - you need to realize it's tied to serving in the NG after commissioning. If you go AD you will have to pay it back.
Don't think that's right...Choosing to go active will not require you to pay back TA provided by the guard or reserves. Accepting a GRFD scholarship will preclude from going AD. If you serve as a non scholarship SMP cadet for 4 years (3 years technically), you can still enter the active force when you graduate, and you won't have to pay anything back.
To clarify - the TA is Federal and you are correct, it does not have to be paid back.
Some States offer their own incentives in the form of $$$ for college - if a cadet accepts State $$$ it comes with a contract to serve in that State guard.
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