Tuition Echange / Scholarship?

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  1. Petry7

    Petry7 Member

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    Hello, I'm a highschool senior applying for an AROTC scholarship. As of right now my top two choices are University of Connecticut (in state) and Providence College (RI). Being an in state public University, UConn's tuition is roughly $20,000-25,000 while PC's is about $45,000. Providence is currently my number one choice, and I recognize that my chances of a scholarship to an expensive, private, and out of state school are much lower than that of a public university. My mom is a proffesor at the University of Hartford and we have sent in an application for tuition exchange (older brother went to PC and was awarded tuition exchange) This would bring PC's tuition cost roughly equal to Uconn's, assuming that I am also awarded tuition exchange money. My question is will this $20,000 reduction in tuition increase my chances of being awarded the remaining money in the form of an AROTC scholarship, or is it an all or nothing sort of deal?
    Thanks! - Harris
     
  2. Aglahad

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    No. My mother was a employee at my university and even though the Army could have used the tuition remission every year they didn't . Common sense isn't so common sometimes and it's easier to just a write a check.
     
  3. Bill1899

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    I think no to your tuition exchange question. But I am also from CT and applied for AROTC scholarships at Providence, Fordham and UCONN last year. I got 3 year at Providence but nothing to UCONN. (dont know why) Providence offered me a partial academic scholarship and some loans. Providence gives full room and board to ROTC students so that is also a big help.

    Also - There is a possibility that 3 year students can be upgraded to a 3.5 year scholarship at the end of first semester. Never heard of this before I got to the school but it is benefit that many 3 year AD students end up receiving.

    Call the PMS at Providence, they are very helpful.

    Good Luck.
     
  4. Petry7

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    Thanks, sounds like I'm applying to similar schools that you did. Where did you end up? I'm visiting PC's ROTC Battalion in about 10 days for an overnight cadet shadowing kind of thing, and I'll be interviewing there also. I haven't heard about the free room and board for ROTC students there, but thats really good to hear.
     

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