What happens if you drop out?

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  1. Whiplash

    Whiplash New Member

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    I understand that if you are not a freshman and have recieved scholarship benefits and then drop out of college or AROTC, you are asked to pay back the money or enlist. I also understand that enlisting is at the discretion of the Army. What I am curious about is if you get to pick your MOS or not. I hear a lot of people go 11B, is that usually the go to answer for the Army making you enlist?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Not really sure how they handle the MOS selection.

    Make sure you have a long conversation with your Cadre before you make any decision. With the Army drawing down and recruitment at a high there could be a better then average chance you will be made to pay back the scholarship. Remember any payback will include payments made for your Freshman year as well.

    What year are you, and if you don't mind us asking, why the change of heart regarding ROTC. Have you decided to leave on your own or are you being disenrolled for other reasons, this will come into play in whether you are offered enlistment or required to pay back.
     
  3. Aglahad

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    I knew a couple guys who dropped or were kicked out and had to subsequently enlist. According to them the Army presented a list of MOSs needed to be filled and they got to choose. Essentially everything is needs of the Army but they got a slight choice in the matter.

    Keep in mind this was 2008/2009 so the policy could have changed.
     
  4. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    It's up to the Army- but if they accept your request to be called to active duty in lieu of repaying your scholarship debt, then they will send you to the recruiting station and give you the list of MOS's and duty stations that are open. I know someone who just went thru this process. One year AD for one year of scholarship. I do have to emphasize though that it is completely the Army's call as to whether you owe them cash or time though you do get to request your preference.
     
  5. Aglahad

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    Exactly, I haven't heard the enlisted option being used in a while. Most of the disenrollment outcomes I have seen lately are under a government payment plan....
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I think the opportunity to enlist is becoming quite rare. Army may be a bit different but I do know of folks in AFROTC and NROTC who were dropped or decided to drop themselves and had to repay the tuition they received. One of the folks has to repay $143,000 over 4 years. That's a kick in the teeth. In these days of limited money, budget cuts, and excess manpower, I would anticipate being asked to repay as opposed being given the opportunity to enlist.
     
  7. goaliedad

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    And don't forget the book allowance and monthly stipend. It all adds up.

    That being said, have you figured out how much you would owe at this point?

    You will be all right if you can afford the payment plan, but if you default on this, I believe you may also be ineligible for further federal financial aid (grants/loans) to complete your degree.

    I wouldn't depend on luck here before making this choice. Know the ramifications of your decisions.
     
  8. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    I know one who just got his enlistment orders this week calling him to AD for 4 years. MOS assignment was based on ASVAB test taken at the Recruiter and open MOS's at the time of receipt of orders. It is still definitely an option, but I would not want to count on it always being offered.
     
  9. -Bull-

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    We had a guy (MS3) leave the program this time last year. He enlisted with an 18X contract. His dad is SF so that could've played a part in that though.
     

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