Are commitment fees covered by NROTC Scholarship?

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  1. MADad

    MADad Member

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    My DS just committed to his college prior to the May 1 deadline. We paid a $400 fee. Is that something that will be reimbursed through his NROTC scholarship?
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    Probably not...Might want to ask the NROTC program though. At Clarkson, Army ROTC does not reimburse the admissions deposit, and If a students makes it to graduation and has no parking tickets or bills for dorm room damage they usually get that deposit back.
     
  3. jcobbdawg

    jcobbdawg Norwich dad 2023

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    From what I understand, the NROTC scholarship covers tuition and campus fees. If the deposit will go towards tuition, it should be reimbursed by the school.
     
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  4. BlueBulldog

    BlueBulldog Banned

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    I'm pretty sure this is what happened with out son - though trying to keep track of the way the NROTC deals with money would make an accountant take up drinking ... in the end they seem to have covered quite a lot but we're just never 100% sure what -

    welcome to military payroll
     
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  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Was it a fee or was it a deposit? I would think it was a deposit towards tuition as that's how colleges usually handle this.
     
  6. Dckc88

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    I don’t have an answer if it will be reimbursable or not as my daughter is not in Navy or at that school, but at three different schools, we have paid a non refundable fee the first year (even for my transfer student at her second school, paid it recently). They ranged between 300- 490. The only one that was ever reimbursed was for my full ride athletic kid, her program paid it after school started as part of her “COA” allowance. My ROTC daughter was not on contract that first semester so I am not sure if it would have been paid, however it did not ever show up on an invoice as part of her school fees and tuition, so I don’t think it would have been submitted for repayment. Another “fee” that wasn’t reimbursable was an $190 “amenities fee” for on campus housing. It shows up on her invoice, however, it is for housing not for cost of education so we pay that every year also.

    A good resource at your sons school besides the cadre (he would need to ask the cadre, not you) would be the financial aid counselor at his school that is assigned to ROTC students. That is someone that is totally appropriate for you to contact, though your son may have to do something on his portal showing the school has permission to talk to you, but I still contact this person for my ROTC kid and have used financial aid as a resource for my athletes too. I don’t cross that line and contact any ROTC cadre or civilian employees working with the battalion, nor do I call coaches or compliance for my athletes. But the school knows how they get paid, and in most cases relies on parents to be a part of that, so financial aid can be a good help!
     
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  7. FastFood44

    FastFood44 Member

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    If it is a fee, and not a deposit, the answer is no; countless of people I know have tried from all different schools. They will only pay tuition, so if its an additional $400, like some schools charge to go towards orientation programs, they will not pay it.
     
  8. jcobbdawg

    jcobbdawg Norwich dad 2023

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    According to the booklet my DS received, under Tuition and Fees: "The Navy will pay all tuition and fees charged by the school for courses you take. Additionally, the Navy will pay mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time students. These fees are ones which you are unable to refuse and are therefore obligated to pay."
     
  9. momx3

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    I think it really depends on what the school classifies that money as- whether it is applied toward tuition. My DD received a refund check from the school in the amount if her deposit after her first semester, so the school refunded it after they received the nrotc payment.
     
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