AFROTC Type 2 vs Type 7 Scholarship

DeltaXO

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DS was awarded an AFROTC Type 2 scholarship. He'll be attending an in-state public university. The Type 2 scholarship will cover tuition costs up to $9k/semester. The Type 7 scholarship states it will cover 100% of tuition capped at in-state tuition rate. The 20/21 tuition was just approved by the university. While his freshman year tuition is covered fully by the Type 2 scholarship, the rate jumps to almost $11k/semester after that (different prices for lower and upper level students). I noticed several other state public universities are like that as well (Penn State, etc.). As I understand it, a Type 7 scholarship would continue to cover this increased in-state tuition rate, but the Type 2 is capped at $9k/semester. Is the Type 2 scholarship intended to be a lesser scholarship than the Type 7, or is this a glitch created by universities raising their tuition year after year?
 

Pima

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A type 2 is higher level scholarship. It just happens that you are attending an IS college which creates part of the issue.

The thing to understand is that HQ AFROTC has not increased the limit for a type 2 for over a decade + now (12 yrs). If you look at it, back in 08 when it was 18K it covered many cadets that were attending both IS and OOS. This is why even now you see many cadets attending OOS convert their 4 yr type 7 into a 3 yr type 2.
 

DeltaXO

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Thanks for the information. DS is somewhat limited on which college to attend. His choice is the only college IS that had both his major and an AFROTC detachment. The scholarship is still very appreciated though.
 
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