** Disclaimer: None of the answers will affect my current decision to join USNA I just want to get a feel for what I am in for / things to look forward to PS: I am a big money and budgeting guy so I know the bits I've read from the Budget Book 2016-17 but I don't know much else of USNA ** I. I heard there is a rank structure in the Academy; could someone elaborate on what they entail and mean as a MIDN? II. When I visited there were many different types of rooms within the Company. Would someone care to explain the typical Compamy rooms / accommodations? III. I heard of places on Yard like "Drydock" and the "Mid Store" that I did not see during my visit. I looked them up but why would a MIDN spend money in those places? (I may not yet know the struggles of MID life that would justify this) IV. Lastly, how do MIDs afford stuff as I've seen around campus--with a EOM pay of only $50--and; IVb. If I were by some miracle able to recieve $8,500 in scholarships to pay off the ACE Loan would I see the returns in EOM or would it be Held until a later day? Thank you all who could answer any part to this thread and feel free to post any questions of your own I cannot ask what I do not know and I do not know everything so every bit of info helps.