Money on the table

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Mikeandcris, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot 5-Year Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    My son received a type 2 technical scholarship of $18,000. He's been accepted to Colorado and is waiting to hear from UCLA. If he were to go to UCLA, the in-state tuition/fees is about $9,000. Room and board is about $13,000 per year in a dorm. (Total expected cost for in-state, living on campus =$27,000) My understanding is that AFROTC will pay the $9,000 tuition,plus books and a monthly stipend, but nothing toward the room and board. Does this mean the remaining $9,000 is unavailable to make up the $13,000+ difference. I don't want to sound jaded, and we realize the scholarship is a tremendous honor and difficult to obtain, but there is still a good sized gap to fill. (We also know there are many other colleges that have additional help for ROTC students, but the UC system isn't one of them.)
  2. aglages

    aglages 5-Year Member

    Aug 27, 2009
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    You are correct. The Type 2 will pay only the tuition part ($9000 in your example) and unless the college offers some special R&B incentives for ROTC scholarship awardees, you are responsible for the R&B costs. You cannot apply the "extra" $9K to your portion of the R&B costs.

    FWIW - the Army ROTC program does give you a choice of using your scholarship for either tuition or R&B.

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