VMI Financial Aid Analysis

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by army2021, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. army2021

    army2021 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    105
    I was wondering if someone could help me understand the Financial Aid Letter that VMI sends out and how it works with ROTC Scholarships and VMI finances in general? I have a 4 year AROTC to the Institute and received some money through a VA State Grant and VA Local Scholarship in my financial letter. First off, I'd like to confirm if anyone knows whether or not the VA grant/scholarship will be for all four years? Second, is it best to cover room and board or tuition with the ROTC Scholarship with respect to having the other grant/scholarship? And lastly, does the AROTC Scholarship extend to the Auxiliary Fees (Athletic, Medical, Cadet Facilities/Activities) and/or the Quartermaster Charges (Laundry/Pressing, Haircuts, Uniforms/UMA Activities) or anything alongside tuition or room & board? Sorry for all the questions. My family and I were a bit confused as to what exactly is and isn't covered so just want to make sure everything is and will be financially set. Thank you for your time and assistance, have a nice day!
     
  2. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2015
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    627
    While I do have a cadet at VMI, I don't know the answers to your questions. However, the financial aid department at VMI is really wonderful. Call or email them - they will be fast with a response, and will be far more accurate to your personal situation and info than anyone on this forum could be.

    Congrats on VMI - it's an amazing place!
     
    KarenH and vmi9d3 like this.
  3. vmi9d3

    vmi9d3 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    31
    You should also take a look at the ROTC thread...good luck.
     
    KarenH likes this.
  4. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    @army2021 If you have time during the school day, you should call the Financial Aid office at VMI like EOD/SEALmom stated above, they are tremendously helpful and can advise you on how to use your different grants and scholarships to maximize their benefit to you.
    Don't be shy. You are admitted and they want to help you.
     
    KarenH and EOD/SEALmom like this.
  5. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    And really, it is confusing...VMI has so many different fees!
     
    KarenH likes this.
  6. axxonboltz

    axxonboltz Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    6
    One of the FA department directors told me it covers Tuition and Auxilliary fees but not the Quartermaster charges or Room and Board.
     
  7. sdsmom

    sdsmom Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    76
    We were told at open house weekend that ROTC covers tuition but not room and board. I believe they will walk you through it if you call.
     
  8. DrMom

    DrMom 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    @army2021 Did you call? Were they helpful?
     
  9. KarenH

    KarenH 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    89
    My now first class cadet started VMI with a 3 year AROTC scholarship that was upgraded to a 4 year September of rat year. The only bill we pay is room and board. His AROTC scholarship has covered all tuition and all fees. Of course, this may have changed and Financial Aid would have those answers.
     
    Paula likes this.
  10. army2021

    army2021 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    105
    Sorry for the late reply. I called. The way it works with grants and their local scholarship is that they won't stack with the AROTC Scholarship. So to an extent, rendered useless because of it.