Parents & prospective students - going "contract" is not your only choice for commission after college! We were hoping for a Navy scholarship but unfortunately my kiddo didn't make the cut (hrrrmmmm ). But the kiddo had his heart set on A&M... And not only is he there right now, he's there completely "free" thanks to their amazing financial aid. So he's majoring in aerospace engineering, he's fully paid for, and he's not contracted with the military. But should he choose to do so, he will still enter the service as a commissioned officer. IF that's what he chooses. Please don't feel as if you are out of luck if you don't get the full scholarship from a branch of the military - financial aid is your best friend, and they are AMAZING at getting their jobs done. Additionally, if my kid decides to change his major... there are no repercussions. Something to think about. Good luck to you all, and btw - GIG EM!!