AFROTC Stipend

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  1. mil.intel

    mil.intel Member

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    Today I was informed that the textbook stipend for scholarship cadets with AFROTC will increase to $900 from $600 (or $450/semester). I'll be able to afford another chapter of my engineering textbook.
     
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    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Can you rent your books? DS did that for 7 of his 8 semesters and pocketed a ton of money.
     
  3. migs

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    Is that for all branches or just AF
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Stipends and book money are set by each service independently.
     
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  5. migs

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    Thank you
     
  6. mil.intel

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    I usually find textbooks online as PDFs or buy second hand from upperclassmen who have taken the class previously. I haven't used my textbook stipend to buy a textbook since sophomore year :biggrin:
     
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  7. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    My kids never purchased books, UNLESS they could not find them on Chegg or AmazonPrime (rentals).

    JMPO, but there is no reason to BUY a new textbook. My youngest was a bio-chem major carrying 18-21 credits per month, all math/science which is typically the high end for book costs. I don't think we ever went over 200 for a semester using Chegg or Amazon. It is super easy. You order the books, within 24-48 hrs they were at the door/mailbox. Yes you can highlight them like if you purchased. End of semester you download the return label and send the books back free of cost at your local UPS store
    ~ We always kept the box they sent them in for ease of shipping back.
    ~~ In our area Chegg is so big that the local UPS stores have a CHEGG banner by their door entrance.

    Might be just me, but I wonder how long the college book store will last selling books. Personally, I think they will be there just for that freshmen experience.
     
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  8. justdoit19

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    Same, for all my kiddos through college. Its so nice honestly to not have to keep them. DH graduated ummmmm 30-ish years ago, and still has some books he cannot bear to part with.

    Can Academies also use these services? Rent vs buy?? I know this is ROTC forum, but maybe someone knows that is visiting.
     
  9. unkown1961

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    Are students able to keep what they don't spend?
     
  10. VMI2017+3

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    You keep the entirety of all stipends to which you are eligible.
     
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