My DS was awarded a AFROTC Type 7 Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering. He was also recently accepted to Georgia Tech (Ranked #2 for AE) after being deferred from MIT. Unfortunately, it looks like GT is going to be too expensive to attend even with a converted Type 7. So he's now looking at the University of Illinois (Ranked #6 for AE) since that's in state. I called down there but the recruiter is away at Maxwell AFB so I spoke to the secretary who said that the Type 7 will pay for 100% of his tuition, some for his books but of course nothing for room and board. Is that true, will the Type 7 pay for 100% tuition in state, regardless of the cost? U of I is on the expensive side at $31,216 a year for tuition only. For some reason I thought there was an $18,000 cap. I think this is one of those no brainers, but is GT worth the extra cost to attend ($48,566 a year)? That's gonna be over $200k even with the converted Type 7. U of I looks to be around $50k? Rumor has it that freshman at GT are being offered summer internships from some big name companies and SpaceX is pulling their graduates right out of school U of I also has a state sponsored 100% tuition waiver for ROTC students. She said they have 40 per year to give out and right now they have 75 or so cadets. She also mentioned that U of I is especially tough on it's freshman engineering students to weed out those that don't have what it takes. Any truth to that? My son's info: 4.72 Weighted / 4.0 GPA #2/655 Public HS 35 Cumulative ACT, 36 Math 36 Science 1540 SAT, 800 Math II, 740 Physics President NHS, Co-President Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Spanish National Honor Society Cadet Commander, Earhart Award Civil Air Patrol Varsity Track/Soccer AP Scholar with Distinction Boys State He's also applied to Stanford, Rensselaer, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin Madison, Purdue and Cal Tech. Thanks in advance.