Visiting our son who is a 4th class mid in NROTC.

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  1. JaxNavymom

    JaxNavymom Member

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    We went thru the USNA application and Nrotc scholarship plus college programmer application. If anyone has questions of what NROTC life is like and college programmer option. I'm happy to ask him and his room mate. Also we pcs'ed after he graduated so he is not sure if he is from Jax or Virginia. If anyone will be in a similar situation I can empathize!!!
     
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    Looking back we were so naive but we thought we knew everything we needed to know. Quick advice: if your DS/DD has had say a knee injury but they think it's healed they still need to document it. One of the guys didn't disclose his knee injury and nearly got kicked out. He had gone a year with no problems! Also check your weight especially if kiddos are football or have a muscular bigger body type watch weight. Also another mid nearly got kicked out for being "overweight" despite being in good shape. They did taping and he was fine but no one wants to stand out the first day!
     
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    FWIW, if the military family moves after they graduate, the child will typically be now a resident of wherever their parent moved to at that point. Yes, they can have a driver's license in an another state, but that does not make them a resident of the state. If the parent can declare them as a dependent on their taxes than the state the folks submit on their taxes is the state they are considered a resident.
    ~ DS started college in MD after we retired to VA (3 weeks after retirement). He held an NC DL and could vote in NC. As a student they did not make him change his DL or voter registration, but as far as his college was concerned, he was a resident of VA since we claimed him as a dependent.

    There is a caveat for military kids that I know of regarding IS residency for college, not for MOC noms. If a parent moves to another state as an AD member, and the child is in college or recently graduated like yours, than the state will consider them IS while attending the college. They see it as the military forced you to move and will not hold it against the child. However, again that is for tuition purposes and not every state does that, most do though. It is not for MoC noms.
    ~ Had our DS attended UNC and we were living in VA, even as a retiree, he would have been considered IS for his entire collegiate career, since he was accepted when we were living in NC (owned a home, and as a spouse of an AF officer I had to get an NC DL). They saw it as, we won't hurt the kid because of the folks moving due to the military regulations.
     
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    Great advice! Our son is at USC so he is technically a resident of Florida especially since we kept our residency there while in Va. He was thinking of Virginia Tech which would have required us to switch to VA residency for IS tuition and IS scholarships. They were easy to work with if we just wanted IS tuition. My husband had Virginia orders and a lease for house in Va. I feel a bit guilty for our son whose mailing address is now a house in Virginia he's only seen in pictures. It's hard as a mom to hear I'm from Florida but my parents moved to Virginia this summer.
     
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    2 of my 3 say they are from NC. Such is the life of military brats.
     
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