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Money From the Citadel?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Chs97, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Chs97

    Chs97 New Member

    Apr 23, 2015
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    Hey guys I'll be attending the Citadel this fall and have concerns about the money. As of now, I don't think I've gotten any money from the school. Is this common? Was I supposed to apply to specific things I didn't know about?
  2. majstlo

    majstlo Member

    Mar 27, 2015
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    there are numerous academic scholarships but some are restricted to a specific major or cadets from specific areas. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and if you are considering a commission in the military by all means apply for a 2 or 3 year ROTC Scholarship.
  3. SGTLee

    SGTLee Member

    Jan 12, 2014
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    CHs97 - My DS just withdrew his acceptance to the Citadel (regrettably) after months (if not a year) of trying to seek some relief from the out-of-state tuition. He has a strong resume but fell short on the AROTC Scholarship process which really put the Citadel in the "rear-view" mirror. They seem to have very few academic and general scholarships available and we were extremely active in contacting those within and around the school seeking any additional resources to off-set the cost (any help would have been appreciated). To be honest, the only response was "come here and try to win a brigade scholarship"...but at $42K a year (after year 1) and the continuing drawbacks, that's a near $180K bet I wasn't willing to make. Nothing against the school but Norwich, Texas A&M, North Georgia all found ways to make far more compelling offers that, as a parent, just seemed more sensible on all fronts (well-regarded programs at a reasonable cost). Wasn't an issue of they being a public or private school. I wish you luck but I suspect the only option you're going to see is to work hard for a brigade ROTC deal if/when you arrive your first year.
  4. glen

    glen 5-Year Member

    Feb 27, 2010
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    All applicants to The Citadel are considered for academic scholarships - but - these applicants are selected in the Fall and receive letters indicating they are invited to the campus for interviews. The Admissions Office indicates there are several selections - but if you did not receive an invitation, as it is May, unlikely an academic scholarship is in the cards. The ROTC detachments do award campus based ROTC scholarships - consider contacting the branch you are interested in and talk to one of the officers.
  5. NAS

    NAS Banned

    Mar 3, 2010
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    SGTLee--That is both unfortunate and disappointing. Where did your son decide to go?

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