Type 7 to Type 3 Help

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  1. LP_83

    LP_83 Member

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    Hi, I have been awarded a Type 7 AFROTC scholarship. I have until April first to confirm if I either
    1. Want to accept the 4 year Type 7
    2. Want to change the 4 year type 7 to a 3 year type two and accept
    3. Decline the scholarship.

    Upon completion of the indorsement letter that they sent me, they'll send me my scholarship and all the information that goes along with it. My main option is to accept the 4 year type 7 and go to Georgia Tech (my only instate school). However, I've also been accepted into Howard and University of Southern California, in which case I'd have to convert to a type 2 scholarship (since they're out of state schools for me). The only issue is that the schools haven't sent all my financial aid information yet, so I don't know where I'll go.

    My question is can I accept the 4 year Type 7 scholarship now and end up changing it to a Type 2 (if I have to) within the next month or so?
     
  2. Pima

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    I don't believe you can change later on. The reason why is they are putting their money in order for FY14-17. Changing it messes them up each yr. In Sept. if you change it later, they now have more money for FY 14, but most likely less for 15-17 because it is now 18K a yr. they are paying out instead of your IS...let's say 10K.

    Imagine if they let every Type 7 do this. 75-80% of all scholarships awarded are Type 7. That is a lot of money that could change.

    I could be 100% wrong.

    Best suggestion is contact AFROTCHQ and ask them. Let's remember even if they allowed it last yr., this yr is different, mainly due to sequestration.
     
  3. LP_83

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    okay, thank you
     
  4. psychedmom

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    This seems to be the issue for many of us...if you can find out if the out of state schools will accept your type 7, some do regardless of state of residency. We are in the same predicament. DS accepted the type 7, as he had only two weeks to do so and was accepted in state. Now he has realized the advantages of an on campus det. and is trying to find out if OSU will accept the OOS type 7. No word from the ROTC people, I'm guessing they are very busy right now. Financial aid is trying to be helpful but doesn't really understand. No reply from the "scholarship" technician, may not be a question he can answer. Also no idea if they will convert his type 7 to a type 2 at this point. Blessed to have these options, but very frustrating to get no response with deadlines looming.

    If you look back through this forum over the years this seems to come up repeatedly. I wish there was clear info on this, good luck!
     
  5. aglages

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    Just for clarification: it's not whether colleges such as tOSU will accept Type 7 scholarships, it's whether these public schools will offer in - state tuition to OOS students so that they are able to use their Type 7 scholarships at that college. Just to be clear for future applicants..
     
  6. HerksRule

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    Type 7 to Type 2

    Each scenario for all of us is different, and rules can always be changed. A month ago my DS was in a similar scenario, in-state vs private waiting for admission news. He was advised to convert the 4-year Type 7 to a 3-year Type 2 and it was suggested that it would be much easier to go back to the Type 7 if he ended up at the public school. As it worked out, he's going to the private school so we can't say for sure if he could have switched back but we felt like AFROTC was faithful in their suggestion. I think it would be important to talk to the HSSP POC listed on the scholarship letter.
     

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