FAFSA for ROTC Scholarship Norwich University

Madre2725

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My son is a 1st year at Norwich University. He was just awarded a 3.5 yr Army Scholarship starting this semester. Do we still have to fill out a FASFA if his tuition is fully covered?
 

Herman_Snerd

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Congrats on the scholarship. Agree - you don't have a crystal ball for what the future holds, so prudent to file in case you need a plan B backup. Also, I'm not sure if Norwich covers room/ board for ROTC scholarship recipients, but if you qualify for any aid that financial/ merit aid those*possibly* could be used toward those fees.
 

hokiesfan

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Check with the Norwich financial aid staff. I know many schools require the FAFSA and/or the CSS Profile be completed to receive the school's internal financial aid, even if a student is not eligible or applying for other outside financial aid.
 

Cmac154

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Congrats on the scholarship. Agree - you don't have a crystal ball for what the future holds, so prudent to file in case you need a plan B backup. Also, I'm not sure if Norwich covers room/ board for ROTC scholarship recipients, but if you qualify for any aid that financial/ merit aid those*possibly* could be used toward those fees.
Norwich does provide a grant to cover room and board. They really make themselves a great option for ROTC scholarship recipients and also great financial aid for non-scholarship students.
 

Heatherg21

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I would always say fill out the FAFSA for the holy crap moments in life no one sees coming.

When DS was applying Norwich was the most responsive and amenable school we dealt with. They offered $36k in tuition when he received the NROTC scholarship. Their staff provided him private cell phone numbers and staff messaged on weekends.

If he didn’t have USNA as his #1 he would have been in Vermont.
 
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