FAFSA FOR MILITARY PARENTS

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by Capt MJ, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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  2. AlwaysAProudParent

    AlwaysAProudParent Member

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    A relative of mine graduated from USMA this past May and he tells every single you man and women who is applying. Fill out every single source of aid, go after every grant and scholarship you can get your eyes on . Any scholarship you DS/DD is awarded is their money and don't let anyone tell you since your at WP and its free you don't get that money. WRONG you do. They Just go to the financial office and fill a few docs out and they will cut a check . ( That's unless the scholarship decided to break their promise to you which is a separate discussion )
     
  3. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    Sorry, but that is just not correct. Many scholarships state in their rules that they can only be used for tuition, or room and board. If that is the case then an Academy student cannot receive the money since they do not pay any tuition, room, or board. The only scholarships that will work are those that have no stipulations on the use of the money. My son was awarded many individual scholarships and there was only one that he could do this with since specific use of the money was not stipulated. With that one he did have the check made out to USAFA and he then had it deposited into his held pay account. It is important to read the rules and fine print of any scholarship offer.

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  4. AlwaysAProudParent

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    I thought it was implied that you must read the stipulations in the scholarship like anything else when your promised something.