AFROTC No Scholarship

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  1. Amchristians

    Amchristians New Member

    Sep 6, 2016
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    My sister just started school in Nebraska. We're getting conflicting information and can't seem to get any straight answers. She signed up for AFROTC in hopes she could get some kind of scholarship to help pay for school. She has no scholarship as of right now. She is not eligible for a 4 year since she did not apply during her senior year of HS. Nebraska is out of state tuition for her. Her Major told her she could get in state tuition at her school for freshman year but we have not been able to find anything like this. She has talked to financial aid and they have no clue. He's giving her the run around. Has anyone heard of this? So if she can't get in state tuition, we already know she'll have to pay for out of state for at least freshman year. Then after that, what happens? I don't know all the AF acronyms so someone will have to explain them to. I know she has to go to some summer thing where she has to pass or else she'll be disenrolled. How can we get her a Type 2 scholarship? Or is she only eligible for a type 7? I figured someone here could at least point me in the right direction. Thank you!
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    Some colleges will give In state if the student is enrolled in ROTC. My suggestion is to contact the bursar. Financial aid is just that aid.The bursar is in charge of billing. Two different entities.
    ~ Have her ask directly to hr PMS what forms she would have to present to the bursar.

    A type 2 will pay up to 18K in tuition. If it is over 18K, than it is on their dime. A type 7 would never work for her unless Neb. is charging her In State or equal to what your In state would charge. You can not pay the difference.

    Right now she just really needs to talk to her PMS regarding everything. I get you don't know the acronyms, but she will.

    There is an acronym thread on the home page.
  3. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    In addition if she is enrolled in ROTC, even without a scholarship, she may still qualify for in state tuition her freshman year.

    The AROTC site could help
    Through that link it gives details on the additional benefits each school provides. For example:
    Arizona State University

    (480) 965-3318
    School Type : Large Public University
    This school offers the following additional incentives to students taking Army ROTC :
    • University provides over $5,000 in discretionary funds to award to cadets.
    • In-state tuition for contracted cadets, Army National Guard and Army Reservists.
    • Scholarship awards to Army ROTC cadets from the Arizona Airborne Association, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, United Services Automobile Association.
    • Cadets may apply for additional university scholarships.
    • Academic credit for all ROTC courses towards any major.
    • ROTC physical training satisfies the university's physical education requirement.
    • SMP opportunities with AZNG Aviation/Military Police and USAR Military Intelligence units.
    • The Former Cadets Endowment Scholarship provides additional financial assistance.
    • The Samaritan School of Nursing at Grand Canyon has a tremendous academic reputation and has earned a Partnership in Nursing Excellence agreement with the U.S. Army.
    Students at the following schools can take Army ROTC classes through the program at Arizona State University :
    • Grand Canyon University
    Please contact the Arizona State University at the number above for more information about this program.
  4. Chalima

    Chalima New Member

    Nov 10, 2016
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    I have a question for Pima or some other smart person: My son is a senior in high school. He is applying to study business at several universities, all of which are host universities for AFROTC. (GPA: 3.1, SAT(CR+M): 1230). He has not applied for an AFROTC scholarship, since his mom and I would prefer that he be able to walk away from it at the end of his sophomore year, if he should choose to. I’m pretty sure, though, that he won’t walk away unless forced to. My question is based upon what his high school AFJROTC commander told us: He said that in the middle of the sophomore year of college, my son will be assessed to determine whether he is invited (or not invited) to take part in summer training. Only those who take part can continue in AFROTC in the junior year. Further, the only ones who are invited are those who are offered scholarships for the junior and senior years. In other words, if he fails to snag a scholarship for his last two years, he is asked to leave AFROTC. I asked the commander to clarify this (twice) and he confirmed that only scholarship students are continued on AFROTC for junior and senior years. This information is a bit different than what I’ve read in this forum. We need to know how this actually works in order to choose a college. Should my son go for a college that is less competitive, in order to get better grades and get a scholarship; or should he go to a more competitive college, perhaps suffer lower grades, but get a better education?
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    See the responses on your other thread on this topic. No need to have two threads asking the same thing as it could create confusions (if nothing else).
  6. tibreaker

    tibreaker Member

    Dec 24, 2015
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    Another thing to consider is what happens if she doesn't get a scholarship? Could she still afford the out of state tuition? Just something to keep in mind.

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