[QUOTE=Doodlebug;128905]"looks like you missed the boat on a ‘free’ 8k per yr. "
It is not free and I wanted no part of a Reserve commitment after I graduated. I left school free of entanglements and didn’t want the 8k,
" however, if you are unaware of the ssop (formerly usnr/mmr) existence at ALL maritime academies then you need to go back to the admissions office. See page 14 of shutting down kp thread."
I knew all about it, I wanted no, zero part of it. I wanted no obligation to anyone at graduation.[/QUOTE]
Of course it’s not free money, that was the point of the quotes. If you don’t want me to generalize, then don’t suggest that state school school kids don’t take any tax dollars to get by. Clearly not all, but many have been for decades.
[QUOTE=lm1883;128904]Graduating from a state school with a commission in the USNR/MMR in no way obligates you to sail. It means you have a commitment to the US Navy Reserve. A lot of guys have welched on that agreement and if the Navy cared enough about it, they would remedy the problem. If you do nothing with the USNR, then you get nothing. For years the Navy made it extraordinarily difficult for sailing members to comply. Thus, a lot of mariners said “fuck it”.
The annual SIP payment in the 90s was 3k a year. The balance of your tuition had to to funded from another source. I had to take out loans and still work to make that graduating possible. USNR helped a lot, but it was far from a full scholarship.[/QUOTE]
Yes, it certainly is not a full ride. I never claimed it was. Today’s 8k annual is still nowhere near a full ride. if it were 15 or 20k annual, i would imagine kids would be fighting each other at the admissions office.