I didn't receive an Air Force ROTC scholarship before I started college; are there scholarship opportunities while I'm in college?
Yes. Depending on how many years you have left in college, you may qualify for a two- or three-year scholarship. For more details on scholarship opportunities, please visit our Air Force ROTC Scholarships section.

In addition, thanks to our detachment's proud and long-standing tradition of excellence, service, and outreach to IU and the local community, Indiana University's AFROTC program enjoys some additional benefits and incentives especially for IU Bloomington cadets:
- High school students receiving a 4-year Air Force ROTC scholarship receive a $1,000 bonus for joining the program at Indiana University
- Out of state high school students receiving a 3-year Air Force ROTC scholarship for their sophomore through senior years receive a 75% tuition remission from Indiana University for their freshman year
- $1000 contracting/signing bonus for in-college scholarship winners
- Plus, all IU Bloomington AFROTC cadets can earn additional cash through our "Pay for Performance" program. An outstanding GPA or physical fitness assessment score could earn you $250 - $3,000 OR MORE per semester!

Is preference shown toward scholarship cadets?
Definitely not! The fact that a cadet may have an Air Force ROTC scholarship has no bearing on an Air Force career. Nor does it make any difference while in the Air Force ROTC program.

Are there any restrictions as to what students select as their academic major?
None at all. In fact, we encourage you to take a curriculum you are interested in and in which you have the capability to do well. Our main academic concern is that you maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 2.5 and attain your degree in the time period planned. The GPA requirements are different if you are applying for a scholarship and once you are on scholarship. Check our sholarships section for those specific requirements.

Can I pursue graduate education after I'm commissioned?
The Air Force is education-oriented and financially supports graduate studies. You can apply for the Air Force Institute of Technology to earn an advanced degree on full scholarship. Additionally, most bases have graduate college programs, and you may apply for the tuition assistance program that pays 100 percent of the tuition cost.

How often can I take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)?
The test is given several times during the fall and spring and can be taken a maximum of two times with at least 6 months between tests.

If I take Air Force ROTC classes, am I committed to military or government service once I join?
There is no service commitment for students who take our classes with no intention of becoming an Air Force officer. For these types of students, it's only another class. If you are interested in becoming an officer, there is NO service commitment during the first two years of the Air Force ROTC program (the General Military Course) unless you have an Air Force ROTC scholarship. If you decide to stay and join the POC (the last two years of the program), you'll sign an allocation contract with the Air Force and are then under a service obligation. For Air Force ROTC scholarship students, you're obligated once you've activated the scholarship and have entered your sophomore year.

What are the benefits for students who begin Air Force ROTC their freshman year?
The benefits of enrolling in Air Force ROTC your first semester of college are:

- It gives you more time to participate in Air Force ROTC without obligation, to gain experience and to decide whether you want to apply for the advanced program, the Professional Officer Course (POC).
- You will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships if eligible.
- You can retake the Air Force Officer Qualification (AFOQT) test to improve your scores

What is the commitment to the Air Force upon graduation?
Most officers have a four-year commitment. For pilots, it's ten years after pilot training, and it's six years for Combat Systems Officers (fomerly known as Navigators) after training. Air Battle Managers and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operators also have a six-year commitment. See the Service Obligation section.


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