Stipends..

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  1. futuresolider2012

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    I'll be transferring in as a junior to college. I talked to the commander and everything and he said that I'll be fine doing AFROTC, cause I have 2 yrs left I my degree. I'm a nursing major by the way. My question is, how does distributing the stipends work? Will I not start getting it until I come back from FT? Will I only be getting it my senior year since I'll be a senior when I come back from FT? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Moosestache

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    Do you mean you have two years left or three years left? If you have three years left I imagine you would be treated like the Sophomores that transfer in, double up on your ROTC courses the first year and then hopefully qualify for Field training at the end of this year. If that is the case then you qualify for your stipend when you sign your contract the fall of the following year, after Field Training.

    If you have only 2 years I don't know how it would work.
     
  3. Pima

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    future is an AFROTC cadet.

    If I read your post correct you are will not be considered contracted until you become a C300. SFT selection is important when it comes to C300.
     
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    I can get my degree in 2 years. He said something about taking at least one class towards my masters. I'm guessing that's to stay IN the program. He said I'll most likely be going the summer of 13' if everything works out good. Does anyone know what he means by taking one class towards my masters?
     
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    Stipends aren't my biggest worry, not that I have any but I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts or experiences with getting stipends as a transfer student.
     
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    You won't start drawing your stipend until you contract. So whenever that is.

    If you have two years left towards your BSN and he says you may take a class towards your masters is he inferring that you will spend 3 years in ROTC? You can be in ROTC and not in a Bachelor's program. We have a cadet who is now an MS4 who is in his 3rd (I believe 3rd, maybe 2nd) year of Law School.

    Granted, I'm AROTC and you're AF. But I believe most ROTC programs aren't tied to a Bachelor's program.

    Also, be prepared for pay issues. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. And noone can tell you for how long your pay could be messed up. Just be prepared for issues.
     
  7. Pima

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    The reason they said to take 1 Master's class is because you must take at least 12 credits a semester, thus you may need that 1 class to equal 12 credits.

    As stated the stipend can have their own hiccups. You will not get it until you contract, but understand it is paid in arrears. I know at our DS's det because they do not contract until the 1st week of Sept., they typically miss the cut off date for pay. Thus, their 1st check is on the 1st of October and it is not the full 1/2 of the stipend, it is partial for the amount of days contracted until the 15th of Sept. From there on out it is the regular 1/2 every 2 weeks.

    Same thing for book allowance, it is not pro-rated to you at the beginning of the semester, that reimbursement is about 6 weeks after you start school so be prepared to pay for the books up front.
     

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