My son recieved acceptance into Naps. He also recieved the National ROTC Scholarship and was accepted into the university that he wanted. I know that finances should not play into this decision, and have advised him such, but with the ROTC my son would receive my Chapter 35 benefits for 100% disabled Vets, the additional scholarship the university offered, his Bright Futures scholarship and any other scholarship that he receives and he is being considered for a few other big ones. He will basically he will be pocketing at least $1500 a month after all expenses. Coming from a single family home with a limited budget this has unfortunately been a factor he feels he cannot ignore completely. In addition, the University that he chose has a great program (recognized nationally) in his desired Major area. He has researched quite a bit for both options. He also knows that the offer to Naps is such an honor though, and really is undecided on his decision. My dad was a WWII graduate of Naps (rest his soul.. I really wish he was here to help). I believe that it was the extra year for Naps that has him on the fence. As a single mother, I am uncertain how to advise him. He knows that he would lose his ROTC if he chooses Naps (Is it hard to "reapply" and be accepted to the ROTC Scholarship after HS graduation?) I would love to be able to better offer him guidance on this issue. I would appreciate any input anyone may offer here. Thank You.