Can someone tell me with specificity the answers to these questions? I've researched it on the internet and this forum, and I've gathered that there is a fee for uniforms and other items issued to plebes, that there is some sort of loan (an "ACE loan" or some such), and that there is some discretion as to the period time over which a mid may repay the loan out of their monthly stipend/salary. Having said that: 1) How much exactly is the fee? 2) By when must the fee be paid? 3) Is there a loan that plebes can take out to cover the entire fee? If so, when does a plebe apply for it and when is it disbursed? 4) How long does it take for the mid to repay the loan? I ultimately want to know whether dad (me) is going to have to front the money for this fee before a loan is disbursed.