NROTC and out of state schools

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  1. Ew3081

    Ew3081 Member

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    Hi I’m applying for a NROTC scholarship. I don’t have much money or really any money to pay for college so when I applied to University of Michigan, my mom was very upset. Does NROTC pay the full cost of tuition to out-of-state schools too? I live in California so I’m applying to some UCs as well, U of Michigan is the only out-of-state I’m applying too. I thought I’d apply there because it’s a great school and has a host unit.
     
  2. MidCakePa

    MidCakePa Member

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    Yes, it does.
     
  3. learningNavymom

    learningNavymom New Member

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    Hi there, If you think that you really have no money to pay for college, then it might also be worth applying to schools that cover room and board (either fully or partially), because the NROTC scholarship covers tuition and fees only (not room and board). See the Room and Board thread pinned to the top of the forum page. University of Rochester is one school where everything is covered, for example. (My son is in the U of R NROTC unit currently.)
    Best of luck!
     
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  4. 18Hopeful

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    Another option if you can't afford college and want the U of M NROTC program is Eastern Michigan University. Eastern Michigan is located fairly close to the U of M and is a satellite program to U of M. Eastern also offers in state tuition to everyone. They also rolled out a scholarship program that if you have a B average and have a certain SAT score then they will waive tuition for your junior and senior years and they lock the cost of room and board. It's not a U of M degree; however, it's a great option for students who need an affordable education.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    There is a sticky at the top of the ROTC forum that discusses schools which provide room and board to scholarship winners from the various ROTC programs. Read it. I can't keep track of them all, and you should always call the bursars office to confirm what you read here. Some include Texas A&M, RPI, and many more fine institutions.
     
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    NROTC will pay all of the tuition. In state and out of state does not make a difference. Room and board is your responsibility, but a U Michigan it is the same for both in and out of state.
     
  7. 5centsmom

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    One more thought: don’t forget travel costs while considering your budget. Many folks stay near home bc travel home for holidays and breaks is a higher priority. Want to impress the parent(s)? Research the costs and put together a reasonable budget. It can be a great conversation boost.
     
  8. Dckc88

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    Really good point! I have two that are out of state (1400 miles away) so driving home for breaks relay isn’t practical, or safe in the winter time. We do fly them home for Christmas and Spring break, but Thanksgiving they have to stay at school and hope a local family (they are athletes there are local teammates) invite them for a holiday meal. That is something to consider with going out of state. They also have great scholarships as athletes but that holiday flight cost is a killer. My oldest is a MS3, she is an hour from us. We saw her a lot the first two years, now as a junior, she really doesn’t come home much anyway!
     
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