Commitment question

Just_A_Mom

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For all you ROTC folks -
Hypotheical situation here:

Let's say, you are in NROTC with a 4 year scholarship. You complete the first two years, but the end of the first semester of your junior year (5th semester) has you failing to pass Calculus.
Because of this you are disenrolled from the program after 5 semesters.

The Navy has decided they have more than enough sailors and you must pay the money back for your education.

Question - Do you owe for 5 semesters or 3 semesters?

I say it should be for 3 semesters because the first year is a "freebie" - one can walk away from the scholarship and owe nothing.

Anyone know anyone who has experienced this?
 

live4ever

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The Navy has decided they have more than enough sailors and you must pay the money back for your education.:eek:

Wow, i am sure glad this is hypothetical!!!
What a nightmare of a scenario, especially the calculus part!!!!!!!!!!!:yikes:
 

kaullman

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Do you owe for 5 semesters or 3 semesters?

I believe you owe whatever you have been given. The navy has historically not chosen to require repayment or service for folks that leave prior to the start of their fifth semester. Once that happens the student is "on the hook."

Anyone know anyone who has experienced this?

No, I do not. I'm interested to hear from folks who have been in this situation.

University of South Carolina Navy ROTC '79, CDR USN (ret), BGO, USNA 2007 dad
 

sealion

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Also, who in the Navy decides how the situation is resolved? Is the decision up to the CO of the unit or does it go Central Command?
 

Just_A_Mom

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Actually, the case is not hypothetical, it's real and yes it happens. It even happens at the service academies.

There was a hearing. I don't know who was involved in the hearing though. The verdict was disenrollment. Enlistment is not being presented as an option.
 

kaullman

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Also, who in the Navy decides how the situation is resolved? Is the decision up to the CO of the unit or does it go Central Command?

I'm pretty sure this would be decided by the Chief of Naval Education and Training or currently Chief of Navy Technical Training in Pensacola.
 
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