My son was accepted into his top choice school. The school sent a letter saying we need to put down $500 non refundable deposit. We are happy to do that. Normally, this will be applied to the tuition or any other university billable services. However, since this school provides free room and board for the ROTC scholarship winners, and the Army pays tuition, fees, and what not, I don't know where this money is going since he owes NOTHING, no payment to the school now. I am sure there are other folks who had this issue. In your case, did the university reimburse the money? I am sure I can call the school and get a detail, but I figured I will get some quick status check here.