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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by 34KING18, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

    Apr 15, 2015
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    Hello. I have a quick question regarding scholarships to the Academy. I know the Academy is tuition free and has no room and board fees. Therefore, what would be some expenses that I would have to pay "out of pocket". (Books, uniforms, computer?) I am asking because I had received two scholarships through my high school but they may be only used toward tuition but they might be able to be put toward another category. Thank you
  2. Mwprimus

    Mwprimus New Member

    May 23, 2016
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    Try to get them shifted into generic college expenses. They 'give' you a computer and books and all of that are taken out from your stipend so I am nearly positive you wouldn't be able to use that scholarship and cash out that way.
  3. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

    Jul 20, 2006
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  4. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Depending on how your scholarship awards money (tuition/expenses/anything, etc), it may or may not be usable. If it is a general scholarship (eg. not just "tuition" or "room and board"), you should be able to have it added to your account. Cadets still have to buy books, computers, uniforms, etc. Normally, there is an automatic loan given to cover initial costs, and your pay is reduced until it is repaid. (This is why your pay "increases" as a cadet each year--once the loan is paid, you see more of your pay). If your scholarship is available, that loan gets repaid quicker, and you see more of your paycheck. (info is based on 7 years ago, but I don't think the basics have changed)

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