Waiver after leaving program

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    sw1888 New Member

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    I am currently a freshman and am completing my second semester of college. I was awarded an AFROTC scholarship and have been in the program up until this point. I was disqualified from the scholarship before I started college so they did not pay for my first semester. I've decided that ROTC is not for me but I would still like to make sure my first semester gets paid for. Do I have to wait for the waiver process to be completed before I drop ROTC or can I drop the program now and still get the first semester paid for when the waiver goes through?
     
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    My experience tells me they will stop the waiver process for you the moment you withdraw from the program.

    Are you sure they will reimburse you for the first semester? If you weren't medically qualified, then I assume you weren't under contract?

    It is likely they will start paying your tuition the moment you receive a medical waiver but I am not sure it will be retro active.
     
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    From what I have been told by my Cadre, they would pay for my first semester if the waiver goes through, and you are correct, I am not under contract. Thank you for the information about withdrawing, I appreciate it.
     
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    So if you posted your original message at 0841 pm and then called your Cadre who are the ultimate and correct source of information at 0856 pm---that is 15 whole minutes---why did you bother to even come to this site?
     
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    I had previously talked to my Cadre about the issue of my scholarship and if it would still pay for my first semester if I got the waiver later on. My question was not whether they would pay if I stayed in the program, it was if they would still pay for the first semester if I dropped now and had the waiver still go through. If you're going to comment again, say something useful, if not, then please leave, because i'm looking for actual information about the situation I am in..
     
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    sw1888 -- watch your tone young man. Understand you may be going through a tough time.

    Spud asked a legit question. He is a Naval Academy Blue Gold admissions liaison officer with a lot of experience. (That is what BGO stands for in his Avatar.) Keep in mind he has either already served or is still on active duty. He was looking for context. You gave it in your first two sentences of your answer.

    Your answer was initially good -- no need for the third sentence.
     
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    I apologize if there was none in the comment, but I sensed hostility.
     
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    Sometimes hard to discern tone from an email . . .
     
  9. Pima

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    I am with Falcon, I would assume the minute you disenroll they will stop moving forward with the waiver. Additionally, since you did not contract before the end of your first semester than I would actually check with Maxwell regarding your situation for fall semester reimbursement.
     
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    Ok, thank you for the advice.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, but when did they offer you the scholarship? HSSP or in college this fall? It is just strange to me that if you were awarded in HS the scholarship how it is taking more than 9 months to settle a waiver. The way your post reads is you entered in the fall with the DQ as a HSSP recipient. That is not uncommon, but what is uncommon is 6-9 months wait for the DQ to be resolved. Most are resolved within the first few months at the extreme latest. Were you working with the cadre during this entire time regarding where you were standing regarding the review of the waiver? Is this waiver a very hard waiver to receive?
     
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    Yes, I received the scholarship in high school, but was disqualified for history of depression. The reason it's taking so long is because we have been working with a consultant to make sure we have a better chance of getting the waiver, but he hasn't been very consistent and weeks went by where he did not reply to emails or phone calls. As of now, I have sent in the waiver request, so I am just waiting for their response.
     

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