Type 7 ROTC

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  1. LP_83

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    Alright, I'm excited. I've just been awarded a 4 Year Type 7 ROTC Scholarship. However, I am slightly confused as to how it works (because of the wording). It's supposed to pay the instate equivalent of my college tuition, if the school is a public school. However, if I am already going to attend an in-state school, and I already qualify for in-state tuition, then does the type-7 pay the full ride?



    ~Thank You
     
  2. hill82

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    DS received a 4 year Type 7 AFROTC scholarship last month. The scholarship will pay your in-state tuition at your in-state public school that has an Air Force ROTC Detachment and possibly some fees associated with academics. It does not pay for room and board. No AFROTC scholarships do. Congratulations on your accomplishment.
     
  3. LP_83

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    Thank You..and who is DS?
     
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    "Dear Son" I believe.
     
  5. LP_83

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    Stacking Scholarships

    I have an academic scholarship that pays for my tuition, room, and fees. This leaves books and board. If I were to receive an AFROTC scholarship that also pays for my tuition, do I still get that money even though my tuition is taken care of all ready?
     
  6. Thompson

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    By "money" are you referring to the tax-free stipend that cadets get every year? If so, then yes - but be forewarned, the amount listed on the website may not reflect what you may get next year. Some posts on this forum indicates that cadets' stipends are slightly decreasing.
     
  7. Pima

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    The scholarship says up to 18K FOR tuition for a Type 7, so they may say he used 0, this yr., it is not a per se 18K merit scholarship. They do not cut you a check back whether you use 0 or you use 17,999. The key words are UP TO. As Thompson stated they will pay for your books UP TO, and you will get your monthly stipend. Remember the stipend is not yr round as a 100 or 200. So come summer time you will need to get a job if you want more money.

    I would look into your school merit award to see how it is written EXACTLY. Does it say tuition for 4 yrs or does it say, X amount and knowing the cost currently, you divided it by 4 and that in your mind equals full tuition for four yrs.

    EX: Our DS back in 07 for the 08 school yr. It stated 96K over 4 yrs. We did the math and woo hoo free ride.

    He did not attend there, but 2 yrs later our DD applied and she got 115K. Did the math again and that is when we realized if our DS had attended, his AFROTC scholarship would have already kicked in because by 09/10. The cost to attend was 5K more per yr. than it was when he got his merit packet in 07/08

    That is what you need to take into account. AFROTC will never cut you a check, but if the school is a monetary number with a limit that may matter in a yr or two.

    I would also contact the college FA personally to see what they will do in your case. For example, if they place 18K from AFROTC (assuming tuition is 18K), will the school cut you a check back, thus you can use it for board. This is insanely rare, I have read it happening a couple of times, but that is out of hundreds of posters. Chances are not good, but again, you are still early enough in the process that they may change the package to make it a flat fee and that means you could use it for board. Win-win. Lower merit for them to pay out, and you get a full ride for everything.

    Finally, as I have said it a million times. AFROTC scholarship is truly only guaranteed for 2 yrs. Scholarships are blind (masked) for SFT your 200 yr. If you don't get SFT, they can and most likely will dis-enroll you.

    To feel confident that it won't happen, don't follow the 2.5 cgpa guideline. If you are non-tech you need a 3.3/3.4, tech 3.0/3.1 to feel safe. That 2.5 cgpa is not a true perspective when it comes to keeping your scholarship for 4 yrs.

    Hope that helps.

    OBTW AFROTC has not upped their Type 2/7 amounts since 09. In this current fiscal economy, I would not expect them to up anytime soon. Colleges on the other hand will usually increase at least 5%, many of them closer to 10% per yr. If that 18K is covering you to the penny this yr. according to their 12/13 rates expect next yr when you are charged, you will be short by a couple of grand. Our DD at VT IS has seen her rates go up @5K since you was accepted in Feb 10.
    Apply for FAFSA just in case.
     
  8. homewith4

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    My DS has a type 2, university based merit $ and an outside organization scholarship. All the awards were applied to his account and he does has taxable scholarship income since a portion of it paid for his room and board. The university merit scholarship was initially only awarded for tuition, but they allowed it to be applied toward room/board. The outside org allows the $ to be used for any expenses.

    The surprising decision by his university is they billed AFROTC only $8,200 for fall semester instead of the $9,000 allowed. That was the balance due after the other scholarships he received. We expected the university merit aid to be reduced, not the AFROTC portion. Next year, when the outside org scholarship is not in play, we expect the university to bill AFROTC $9,000, but we'll see.
     
  9. Pima

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    homewith4, since he is scholarship they will pick it up, but remember, if goes above 18K, than you might be responsible for the remainder, I am assuming they are IS, so that may not be a player. Type 7 is IS costs.

    LP_83. Check with Bursar/FA office to see how they work AFROTC. You might be pleasantly surprised to see that they will cover your board and use AFROTC for tuition.

    Devil is in the details....read the school merit letter to a T. You won't know until you read the fine print.

    Only thing you will know is AFROTC scholarship only pays for tuition. It is not A/NROTC where it can be used for boarding. That is NOT an option...tuition on;u

    Everything from AFROTC....tuition, stipend and book allowance are tax free as a 100. 200 when you go to SFT, that pay is taxable since it is a TDY. Tuition, stipend, and book allowance are not. I think it might be 700-800 bucks taxable as a cadet that attended SFT.

    R & B from what I understand on this site is taxable regarding ROTC. Hence, look into that too! If you are not a parent, but a child, and the 1st to go to college, have a sit down with the folks, because they will get a tax form from the school next January. It will impact them too come next April.

    Hope that helps in trying to navigate the ever changing AFROTC!

    Aim High...ABOVE ALL

    Thank you and your family for stepping up to the plate to defend this great nation so my kids can follow their own dreams.

    God speed.

    Pima
     
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  10. homewith4

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    He is at a private school. Tuition is $20,000/year, AFROTC paid $16,400 of his $18,000 max awarded. The balance of tuition was paid by university merit money. The remainder of merit money went to room/board as did 100% of the outside org scholarship.

    When comparing schools, especially private, consider total cost of attendance. Our DS transferred from one private school to another...cost of attendance is within $100. Both require unmarried students until 23 to live on campus. Tuition at the first school was higher, but room/board was less. From a taxes only perspective...it was better at the first school because his scholarships paid MORE in tuition than at the 2nd school.
     
  11. Pima

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    LP homewith4 is what I was saying. They paid 16.4K homewith4's child didn;t get back 1600 (difference from the 18K) to place towards anything. The school and other scholarships worked around the AFROTC scholarship.

    Talk to the school.
     
  12. LP_83

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    okay. thanks.
     

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