Excess Scholarship Money (maybe)

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  1. CharityMay

    CharityMay Member

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    Basically I just wanted to know if I would still receive my ROTC scholarship if my tuition and most of room and board are paid by another scholarship. The school allows students to keep all excess funds but would ROTC? Or do they not know if tuition is already paid for a student before they send the school the money?
     
  2. AJC

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    ROTC tuition is paid directly to the school.
    Most institutional scholarships have a provision to take into account other scholarships and would be adjusted so there would be no excess.
    For example my son has a 3yr scholarship. His first year he has a scholarship from the school that pays a large percentage of his total expenses.
    In the fall when his ROTC scholarship starts he will no longer receive the tuition scholarship from the school. He will however start to receive a room and board scholarship from the school.
     
  3. txpotato

    txpotato 5-Year Member

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    It depends on the school and if it allows stacking. Alabama specifically states that if tuition is paid by an outside source, merit money can be used for other expenses. In our sons' cases, the money is refunded directly to them to use for living expenses throughout the year.
     
  4. CharityMay

    CharityMay Member

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    Okay thanks! I'll check into it.
     
  5. Jcc123

    Jcc123 5-Year Member

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    My son had approximately $4500 in excess scholarship money every semester for 4 years. As soon as all scholarships were deposited at the bursur's office, they promptly cut him a refund check. Hopefully your school will do the same.
     
  6. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    DS was awarded a $5000 scholarship his freshman year but since AROTC paid his tuition and fees the school cut him a check for the $5k. We let him keep it and he invested it his retirement and stock account.
     
  7. Dckc88

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    It is very school dependent. My DD contracted second semester and her academic scholarships awarded by the school were quickly reversed out of her student account. The Army pays tuition and fees and the school waives room and board, the extra academic scholarship is no longer a factor, she did not get the excess. So check specifically with the school, there should be a financial aide person at the school who handles all of the ROTC students and that person should be able to give you accurate details.
     
  8. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    I agree with others... every school is different.

    Call your bursar's office. The bursar should know how the financial aspect for scholarships will be applied. The financial aid office typically just knows how much you are awarded.

    DS1's school would not refund any money because the way their merit was written was UP TO X amount. Thus, when the AFROTC scholarship and the merit was applied he was 100%+. The college said it was the fine print of UP TO and thus, no excess payment would be given to him. DS2's college would recut a check if there were any funds left.