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Col David A. Haase, USAF, Chair CLA 5.726, Mailcode C3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.1776

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for a scholarship?
2. What does an Air Force scholarship give me?
3. Do I wear a uniform?
4. Do I have to pay for a uniform?
5. What is a typical week for a freshman in ROTC?
6. Can I come and visit the detachment?
7. What events does the detachment partake in?
8. Does Air Force courses take the place of some college courses?
9. How does ROTC fit into your degree plan?
10. Can I major in any degree and still be in ROTC?
11. Are you required to live on campus as a cadet?
12. What kind of degree do I need to get a scholarship?
13. Will the Air Force pay for me to get my masters?

 

1. How do I apply for a scholarship?

Application for an Air Force ROTC scholarship can be found on the Air Force ROTC website here.


 

2. What does an Air Force scholarship give me?

A scholarhip, dependant on the type, will pay for your tuition and fees for the college you go to, give you a book stipend of $900.00 a year, and a grade stipend of $250.00 a month for your freshman year, $300.00 sophomore year, $400.00 junior year, and $450.00 your senior year; all of which is tax free.
 

3. Do I wear a uniform?

Yes, cadets are required to wear a uniform at the University of Texas every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-4:30 while on campus.
 

4. Do I have to pay for a uniform?

No, cadets do not have to pay for uniforms. All cadets are given uniforms once they have joined.
 

5. What is a typical week for a freshman in ROTC?

Monday: *Physical training from 3:00-4:00 PM
Tuesday: *Physical training from 6:00-7:00 AM, and Leadership Laboratory from 11:00-12:00
Wednesday:1 hour Air Force class, conducted by an active duty Air Force officer
Thursday: *Physical training from 6:00-7:00 AM, and Leadership Laboratory from 11:00-12:00

*Cadets are only required to come to 2 of these physical training events per week, not all 3.
 

6. Can I come and visit the detachment?

Yes, anyone interested in becoming a cadet or seeing what it's like to be a cadet is welcome to come to our detachment at any time. Contact our unit admissions officer for arrangements.
 

7. What events does the detachment partake in?

Cadets at UT are involved in community service events, recruiting events, intramural sports including soccer, football, volleyball, softball, and basketball.

 

8. Does Air Force courses take the place of some college courses?

Yes, with the Air Force courses you take, some of them can be counted towards English requirements and depending on your major they might also count towards a Government course.

 

9. How does ROTC fit into your degree plan?

ROTC is simply additional courses that you take on top of your degree courses. However, with these ROTC courses, some of them may count towards your degree.

 

10. Can I major in any degree and still be in ROTC?

Yes, anyone attending college is allowed to major in any field they are interested in.

 

11. Are you required to live on campus as a cadet?

No, at UT cadets are not required to live on campus.

 

12. What kind of degree do I need to get a scholarship?

Scholarships are given out to all degrees. However, a technical degree is considered more valuable to the Air Force than a non-technical degree. Because of this more scholarships are given to students majoring in a technical degree, but non-tech scholarships are still given out. If you are unsure whether a degree is technical or not, the following list is of technical degrees: any Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology (not offered at UT), and Architecture. Click here for a list of UT majors.

 

13. Will the Air Force pay for me to get my masters?

Yes, the Air Force will pay for someone in the Air Force to get a masters. However, it is not possible for the Air Force to pay for everyone's. Instead it's based off of the needs of the Air Force.
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