His school covered room and board and paid for everything - even his graduation and gown expenses. The only things he paid for (by choice not necessity) were extra uniforms and some equipment that he wanted, including boots. They provide everything but he wanted lightweight uniforms for camp and the issued boots weren’t very comfortable. The book allowance and stipend worked out great for him and neither he nor any of his friends worked during the school year. Once they get ready to commission, they need to buy their own dress uniform which was a little under $1000 with alterations. It makes a good Christmas, birthday or graduation gift.
I can’t think of anything that I didn’t ask beforehand, but I also did a lot of research on my own.