Not sure how you are going to pay for college? Air Force ROTC awards partial and full-tuition scholarships to outstanding applicants and exemplary cadets!
In-State Tuition Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 138, all ROTC participants in the State of Oklahoma are now considered 'in-state' students concerning tuition, housing, fees, and all other costs!
High school students can apply online for the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) at www.afrotc.com between June 1st following their junior year and mid-January of their senior year of high school. High school graduates who have no full-time college experience are also eligible to apply for the HSSP.
In-college students who join Air Force ROTC and maintain a good Cumulative GPA may be eligible to compete for in-college scholarships via the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP). These scholarships are available based on the needs of the Air Force and requirements change year to year. Students earning technical and science degrees fill the Air Force’s greatest needs and therefore are among the most sought-after. The three primary factors considered when competing for ICSP scholarships are Cumulative GPA, Physical Fitness, and performance in AFROTC.
Both HSSP and ICSP scholarships will cover tuition and fees and provide a textbook allowance each semester and a monthly living expenses stipend during the academic year.
NOTE: The Governor of Oklahoma signed legislation on April 15th, 2015 enacting a statewide policy that any student participating in, or who has received a partial or full scholarship from the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps, is eligible for in-state status (resident tuition). This means that out-of-state high school students who are awarded a Type 7 scholarship can use it at OU without converting to a three-year Type 2! This also means that ANY student participating in Air Force ROTC at the University of Oklahoma will be eligible for in-state status!
OU Tuition Waivers: Cadets enrolled in Air Force ROTC can apply for partial OU tuition waivers each semester. Application information will be sent to cadets at the beginning of each term. Recipients are selected based on need and merit.