TWE to appointment

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by knownothing, May 14, 2018.

  1. knownothing

    knownothing Member

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    After a very definitive TWE in April, who would have thought an appointment would happen? So what to do about the university commitment, deposit, housing deposit and non- refundable airfare for summer plans and tickets for events bought because we thought the "fat lady" had sung? Ouch! That's a lot of dough. :(
     
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  2. jl123

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    Not as much as four years of tuition, room, and board ;)

    Call the university. Some are very understanding and happy to refund deposit....others not so much. Worth a try.

    Also, some airlines will give a voucher for future use even with a nonrefundable ticket. Delta did for me when I had to cancel a flight last year.

    Congratulations.
     
  3. 2021mom

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    Congratulations!
     
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    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    When you talk to the airline, ask for a supervisor right off the bat. Sometimes, they'll gladly refund your money (or give you a voucher for your DS/DD) when they hear about the reason for the change. But don't mess around with the person who answers the phone.
     
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    It's a good situation. Congrats!
     
  6. random_name

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    You probably won’t get the main deposit back but my DD called the bursars office and requested a refund for her housing deposit saying she didn’t need housing after all and they refunded the whole amount. Worth a try.
     
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    If you choose to accept the Appointment (congrats by the way), you might consider keeping this school as a "backup" just in case something happens along the way. We had a school as a backup just in case our Basic was injured before BCT /during BCT (which has happened in rare cases), or in the case of them deciding is wasn't for them. The school they had as a backup didn't start until Sept so it was little easier. After BCT, they emailed the schools (we have two Cadets) and they refunded all of the money except for a small amount. In fact, they told them congrats for attended USAFA. Just another thought.........
     
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    Good idea, a close friend of our DS got a concussion during BCT , and had to leave. He is coming back with the Class of 2022, but yes, it’s still a little ways to go until the official starting line ! Congratulations on the appointment!
     
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    Congratulations! What a pleasant surprise!!! How were you notified- through email, phone call?
     
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    What a nice problem to have - can imagine a number of people would like to be in your shoes. Congratulations on the appointment!
     
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    Before keeping the school as a backup make sure you are well-informed about the risks/rewards of doing this and how to avoid unpleasant surprises. Many threads on the subject.
     
  12. knownothing

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    Thank you to everyone for your good wishes and great advice! In keeping with my "know nothing" status, I am posting a new question, please weigh in.