How do you get involved in ROTC at your college?
Hi! I'm asking this question because I've recently been informed that my parents are not supporting me financially in college. I've done some research and found that ROTC programs in college can help pay for tuition. It's something I would love to do, but the deadline for this year has already passed! What can I do to get involved in ROTC at my school this coming up school year to help me financially in school? #college #money #military #rotc
I joined an ROTC program in my junior year as a contracted cadet and went active duty after graduating. One thing I would add to the commentary above is that you should go into every ROTC office that is operating on your campus and interview them. I walked into just one of the ROTC offices and left convinced that that was right one for me. Shop around. Also, you may want to look at Marine Corps programs. While they may not ROTC building on campus, they do offer a program that prepares you for their officer candidate school.
Because I walked into their offices so late in my college career, I was unable to apply for a tuition scholarship, but at least I had the cadet pay and a good paying job after college.
One suggestion would be to go to a recruiter and talk to them about enlisting vs ROTC. Here is some information about career opportunities offered by various branches of the military. Many people have had the bulk of their training while in the military and then had the rest of their education paid for under the GI Bill.
Please keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress!