Depositing at a civilian university when you have an academy acceptance

txfwindian

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We are doing the same, DD accepted a local university where she has full tuition scholarship. In the event of any unforeseen event, will day commute from home.
 

CkzErz

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We are doing the same, DD accepted a local university where she has full tuition scholarship. In the event of any unforeseen event, will day commute from home.
That’s very smart (local and commuting). My son’s local options weren't great and I had no steam left in me to debate with him about it lol. Hopefully getting to the academy and through summer training goes off without a hitch and we don’t have to move to the civilian backup.
 
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Thanks to suggestions here - our DS reached out to two of his state universities and they both agreed to refund both admissions and housing deposit should the need arise. Our DS chose one and put deposits down. Also reached out to AFROTC units and they indicated he had till the end of basic to trigger his scholarship. Very nice responses all around and fortunate to have great back up plans. Now let’s hope he and none of these kids on this forum need them!
 

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^^ Good reason to have that discussion with the civilian colleges. Waiting on an appointment from a SA is a lot different from just not being able to make up your mind which college to attend and putting down multiple deposits. Many civilian colleges understand the SA appointment process takes longer and many of the steps are not within the applicant's control. They are generally supportive of what you are doing if you discuss it with them. The ones that are not, well at least you can avoid unwanted financial surprises down the road.
 
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