Privacy Act Statement
AUTHORITY: The authority to request this information is contained in: 5 USC § 301 (Authorizing Forms and Regulations), Executive Order 9397
(Use of Social Security Numbers), and 10 USC §§ 2104 (Eligibility for Advanced Training) and 2107 (Senior ROTC Financial Assistance Program).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): The primary use of this information is by officials to administer the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
Program and to set forth the terms and conditions, including military service obligations under which the Navy will be providing an NROTC
scholarship.
ROUTINE USE(S): In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 USC § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act and the routine uses set forth in 32
CFR § 701.112, these records or information contained therein may be disclosed outside the Department of Defense to officials and employees of the
college or university in which you enroll, and those of the Veterans Administration, and Selective Service Administration in the performance of their
official duties related to enlistment and reenlistment eligibility and related benefits.
DISCLOSURE: Disclosure is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may result in ineligibility for, and/or disenrollment from,
the NROTC Program.
This contract (the “Contract”) is by and between the Department of the Navy (the “Navy”) and _________________________________________,
Full Name (First, MI, Last)
__________________
___________
(the “Student”) and sets forth the terms and conditions of the Student’s participation in the Naval Reserve
Social Security Number
Officers Training Corps (“NROTC”) Program (the “NROTC Program). The Contract is effective as of the first day of the Academic Term (defined in
Paragraph 3.b.(6)) in which it is signed (the “Effective Date”). The Student is attending ______________________________________________
(the “School”),is assigned to the NROTC unit located at ________________________________________________________________________
(the “Unit”) and is pursuing an academic major leading to a baccalaureate degree that falls in the following tier of preferred majors (the “Tier”):
(NOTE: The Tier was identified in the writing sent to the Student, notifying them they would be receiving an NROTC scholarship ) (Check one) :
_____ Tier 1/Tier 2
_____ Tier 3 ____Language Regional Expertise and Culture Program Tier 3
The Student will be participating in the following NROTC Program (check one):
_____Navy Option _____Marine Corps Option ____Navy Nurse Option
1. PURPOSE. The Navy and the Student agree that the purpose of this Contract is for the Navy to provide the educational assistance
identified in Paragraph 2.a. (collectively, the Scholarship Benefits”) to the Student in exchange for the Student’s agreement to serve in the United
States Navy or Marine Corps as a commissioned officer and to comply with all other Contract terms and conditions. For clarity, the Contract refers
to the Student in the first person.
2. SCHOLARSHIPS
a. Scholarship Benefits. Subject to the terms and conditions in this Contract, the Navy will provide the following Scholarship Benefits:
(1) Tuition and Fees. The Navy will pay all tuition and fees charged by the School for courses I take and all mandatory fees (such as
health, student activity, library and transcript fees) imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students, which I cannot refuse but am
obligated to pay. The Navy will not pay for:
(a) Fees or costs incurred in connection with any aviation or flight training course, including but not limited to: flight hours;
licensing; fuel; aircraft rental; ground instruction; and aircraft service, repair or maintenance. The Navy will not pay for any of the foregoing fees or
costs whether they are charged separately or are incorporated into the tuition charged for the course;
(b) Any fees or tuition above or in addition to those normally charged that are for an elective course (such as horseback
riding or skiing) not required to complete my degree requirements or to fulfill any NROTC Program requirements, unless my Unit’s Professor of
Naval Science (“PNS”) has determined in writing before I enroll in the course that taking the course would improve my understanding of a technical
or scientific subject;
(c) Any fee that I incur because I withdrew from a course, or any course that I repeat because I initially failed the course, or
any course from which I withdrew after a time when I could have received tuition credit or reimbursement, or any course that I am retaking in an
effort to receive a better grade
(d) Refundable fees, such as deposits required to secure the use of an apparatus used in coursework;
(e) Charges I incur for breaking or damaging property;
(f) Fees assessed by the School for my failure to comply with any School requirement;
(g) Fees for advanced placement examinations, unless my Unit’s PNS has determined in writing before I take such an
examination, that I can thereby receive credit for courses required to complete my Tier that will enable me to receive my commission earlier than
scheduled under this Contract, in which case the Navy will reimburse me for such fees; or
(h) Medical or dental insurance.
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(2) Books. Each Academic Year, the Navy will pay me a book allowance in the amount then prescribed by the NROTC Program.
For purposes of this Contract, “Academic Year” is defined as that period which begins on the first day the School’s fall Academic Term and ends
on the last day of the School’s spring Academic Term, including the time during which I am taking required and scheduled end of term
examinations.
(3) Monthly Subsistence Allowance. The Navy will pay me a monthly subsistence allowance. The amount of this allowance is
prescribed by law and regulation and may change during the term of this Contract. I understand that I am not entitled to, and will not be paid a
subsistence allowance for any period when I am on active duty, including but not limited to summer training and at-sea training, times when I will be
receiving active duty pay.
(4) Training Pay and Travel Costs. The Navy will place me on active duty and pay me for participating in summer training or at-sea
training at the rate established for U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen. I will be entitled to such pay from the day I arrive at the training site to the day
I depart. I understand that I am not eligible for training pay while I am traveling to and from the training site. I also understand that my travel costs
to and from the training site are payable by the Navy in accordance with applicable travel regulations.
(5) Uniforms. The Navy will pay for the military uniform items prescribed for NROTC Program midshipmen by the Navy Uniform
Regulations or, if I am a Marine Corps Option Student, by the applicable Marine Corps Order. I understand that I will control and dispose of these
items in accordance with the NROTC Program’s Regulations for Officer Development, Naval Service Training Command Instruction 1533.2 as now
issued and as amended from time to time (the Regulation”). I understand that this Scholarship Benefit is limited to military uniforms only and that I
am responsible for purchasing any other item of clothing required by my Tier or for any course of study.
b. Term of Scholarship Benefits. The Navy will begin providing me Scholarship Benefits on the first day of the first full academic term during
which this Contract is in effect and will continue to do so for the period of time remaining until I receive a baccalaureate degree in my Tier. I
understand and agree, however, that the Navy will provide the Scholarship Benefits for an Academic Year of up to ten (10) months (prorated the
first Academic Year if I will not have been an NROTC Scholarship Student the entire Academic Year). I further acknowledge and agree that the
Navy will not provide Scholarship Benefits for a total of more than forty (40) months (or, if I have been awarded a scholarship after I have begun my
freshman year for the lesser period of time set forth in the writing that notified me I had been awarded an NROTC scholarship) unless I have
requested a waiver in writing via my PNS and have been granted such a waiver in writing from Commander, Naval Service Training Command.
3. ELIGIBILITY
a. Initial Eligibility for Scholarship Benefits. I understand and agree that I must meet certain criteria to qualify for the Scholarship Benefits. I
therefore warrant and represent that I:
(1) Am a citizen or a national of the United States of America;
(2) Have a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate;
(3) Have been accepted by, and am enrolled as a full time student in, the School;
(4) Am pursuing a course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in the Tier;
(5) Have no moral objections or personal convictions that will prevent me from obligating myself to bear arms and support and defend
the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and I agree to take an oath obligating myself to perform such acts;
(6) Have undergone a physical examination and have either (A) been found physically qualified to participate in the NROTC Program
by a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board medical professional or (B) secured a waiver from the Navy for any disqualifying
physical condition;
(7) Have no condition that would disqualify me from military service as an officer or as an enlisted member;
(8) Will be (A) at least 17 years of age on or before 30 September in the year in which I first enroll in the NROTC Program and (B)
under 27 years of age on 30 June of the year I receive my commission; and
(9) I have not made any misrepresentations, false statements, nor failed to disclose any information that may affect my eligibility for
military service, including without limitation, medical, psychological, criminal , prior school disciplinary, or academic performance information in my
application or any other document provided to the Navy
b. Continuing Eligibility for Scholarship Benefits. To continue receiving Scholarship Benefits following my initial selection, I must:
(1) Be enrolled as a full-time student in, and remain in good standing with, the School, fulfilling all academic requirements;
(2) Continue to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the Tier and not change my major, the type of degree I am pursuing or my Tier
without the express prior written consent of my PNS;
(3) Enlist in the U.S. Navy Reserves or U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (the “Reserves”) as specified in Paragraph 5.b. of this Contract;
(4) Remain qualified for military service as an officer, meeting all applicable requirements;
(5) Not be in a leave of absence (LOA) from, and remain in good standing with, the Unit, fulfilling all NROTC Program requirements,
including those set forth in the Regulation; and
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(6) Demonstrate active participation in the NROTC Program at the beginning of each Academic Term. I will be considered an active
participant under this Paragraph if, for the first 45 days of each Academic Term, I am not on LOA and am enrolled and participating in all aspects of
the NROTC Program, including but not limited to, School courses, Naval Science courses and drill. Failure to comply with this 45-day requirement
will (A) render me ineligible to receive any Scholarship Benefits for that Academic Term, meaning that I will be liable for any costs assessed by the
School; and (B) make my eligibility for Scholarship Benefits for any future Academic Terms or course(s) of study voidable at the sole discretion of
the Navy. For purposes of this Contract, “Academic Term” means the portion of the Academic Year (as defined in Paragraph 2.a.(2)), typically
designated as a quarter or a semester, during which the School holds classes. Classes held or offered by the School during the summer or in
between quarters, semesters or similar instructional periods, are not considered to be held during, and are excluded from the definition of,
Academic Term.
4. INTERSERVICE TRANSFER/REASSIGNMENT TO A DIFFERENT NROTC UNIT
a. To a Non-Navy/Marine Corps ROTC Program. If I request a transfer to the ROTC program of a military service other than the Navy or
Marine Corps, I understand that the Navy will treat this as a request for disenrollment from the NROTC Program.
b. To a Different NROTC Unit or NROTC Program School. If I request a transfer to a different NROTC unit or to a different educational
institution that participates in the NROTC Program, I understand that the Navy will process my request in accordance with the Regulation. Such a
transfer requires, among other things, the prior, written consent of the commanding officers of both the losing and gaining NROTC units. No such
transfer shall be considered approved or effective without the prior, written consent of an authorized Navy official.
5. MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATIONS.
a. Incurring an Active Enlisted Service Obligation or Tuition Reimbursement. I understand and agree that I will incur either an active enlisted
service or a reimbursement obligation, as specified in Paragraph 6, if I withdraw or am disenrolled from the NROTC Program after the Obligation
Point, defined below.
The “Obligation Point” is determined as follows (student initials one of the following as applicable):
If I am the recipient of a National Scholarship and the date of my award letter is prior to the first day of post high school classes at any college or
university, including without limitation community or junior college, for which I was registered to attend, then my obligation date is:
01 SEPTEMBER 20_____ Students Initials__________
If the Navy disenrolls me from the NROTC program or I provide written notice to the PNS that I am withdrawing from the NROTC program before
my obligation date, then I will not have an obligation. The written notice must be received by my PNS before the obligation date, and if I am under
18 years of age at the time I withdraw, it must also be signed by my parent or legal guardian.
In all other cases, the Obligation Point is the Effective Date of this Contract as witnessed by my signature in section 8 of this contract. Upon signing
this contract, I will incur an obligation for active enlisted service or reimbursement. I may not withdraw or be disenrolled from the NROTC program
without incurring an active enlisted service or reimbursement obligation.
Students initials:_________.
b. Enlistment in the Reserves. I understand and agree to enlist in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps Reserves as follows:
(1) Entering the NROTC Program from Civilian Life. If I am entering the NROTC Program from civilian life, I will sign a DD Form 4 (or
any forms then used by the Department of Defense to accomplish the same purpose), enlisting for eight (8) years from my date of enlistment.
(2) Entering the NROTC Program From Active or Inactive Duty
(a) From Active Duty. If I am entering the NROTC Program from active duty, I will be conditionally released from my active duty
obligation and will sign a new enlistment contract for the period of time that I will be in the NROTC Program. On signing the new enlistment
contract, I will be transferred to the Reserves, subject to the provisions of Paragraph 5.b.(2)(c) below. This release and transfer will be effective as
of the day prior to my first day of class at the School. I understand that during the time I participate in the NROTC Program, I will be entitled only to
the Scholarship Benefits and no other payments or benefits. I further understand that my release from any active duty obligations is conditioned on
my continued participation in the NROTC Program.
(b) From Inactive Duty. If I am entering the NROTC Program from a reserve component, I will be conditionally released from my
enlistment contract, and will sign a new enlistment contract for the period of time I will be in the NROTC Program, subject to the provisions of
Paragraph 5.b.(2)(c) below. The new enlistment contract will provide that I will continue to serve in the reserve component but, during the period of
time I am participating in the NROTC Program, I will be released from any drilling obligations and will not be called or ordered to active duty. This
release and transfer will be effective as of the day prior to my first day of class at the School. I understand and agree that during the time I
participate in the NROTC Program, I will be entitled only to the Scholarship Benefits and no other payments or benefits. I further understand and
agree that my release from any active duty and drilling obligations is conditioned on my continued participation in the NROTC Program.
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(c) Resumption of Previous Enlistment Obligation on Disenrollment. If I disenroll or am disenrolled from the NROTC Program,
I will be required to serve any unexpired portion of my previous enlistment obligation according to its terms. I agree that my service as an NROTC
midshipman will not be counted as service for purposes of fulfilling any existing enlisted service obligation and hereby waive any rights I may have
under any law or regulation to the contrary. I understand that my completion of any unexpired enlistment obligation will not relieve me from the
reimbursement or active enlisted service obligations described in Paragraph 6.
c. Commissioning as an Officer; Military Service Obligation. Upon my fulfillment of all Contract requirements, including my receipt of a
baccalaureate degree in the Tier, and at the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy (the “Secretary”), I will be eligible for, and agree to accept a
commission as, an officer in the U.S. Navy, either Restricted Line Officer (RL) or Unrestricted Line Officer (URL), or as an officer in the U.S. Marine
Corps. The effective date of my commissioning (which may differ from the actual date I receive my commission) will be noted on the commissioning
scroll as my date of rank (“Date of Rank”). I understand and agree that upon being commissioned, I will be discharged from my enlisted service
obligation and incur a new military service obligation (“MSO”) not to exceed eight (8) years from my Date of Rank. I understand that I cannot resign
my commission before I complete this MSO. The time for me to report to duty and complete this MSO, however, may be extended at the discretion of
the Secretary of the Navy if I am accepted into a program of graduate or professional study that would delay the commencement of my MSO. I further
understand that my active duty service obligation will be extended if I am accepted into a program requiring additional military service and that I may
be involuntarily retained on active duty in a time of war or national emergency. I will complete my MSO as follows:
(1) Active Duty Obligation. If offered a commission as a regular officer, I will serve on active duty for the following time period, depending
on my NROTC Program status as identified in the preamble to this Contract:
(a) If I am a Navy Option participant, five (5) years;
(b) If I am a Marine Corps Option participant, four (4) years; and
(c) If I am a Navy Nurse Program participant, four (4) years.
(2) Total Service Obligation. If my regular commission is terminated before the sixth anniversary of my Date of Rank, I will accept an
appointment, if offered, in the reserve component of the Navy or Marine Corps and will not resign until I have fulfilled the remainder of my MSO.
(3) Reserve Assignment. If offered a commission in the reserve component of the Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, I will serve in that reserve
component until I have fulfilled my MSO.
(4) Combination of Active and Reserve Duty Assignment. If offered a commission in the reserve component of the Navy or U.S. Marine
Corps with an obligation to serve on active duty at least two years, I will serve as requested until I have fulfilled my MSO.
(5) Secretary of the Navy Discretion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Paragraph 5, the Secretary, in his or her sole
discretion, may determine that the needs of the Navy require that I be assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) upon, or at any time after,
my commissioning. My service in the IRR will count as fulfillment of my MSO, but not the active duty service obligation I incur under Paragraph
5.c.(1) above. If I am assigned to the IRR, I will be accumulating service time toward fulfillment of my active duty service obligation only during the
time that I am activated for duty.
6. FAILURE TO FULFILL CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS; FAILURE TO COMMISSION
a. Reimbursement or Active Enlisted Duty Service Obligation. At the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy or his or her designee, I will
be required to either (A) serve on active enlisted duty for a period of at least two (2) years or (B) reimburse the Navy for the cost of the tuition and
fees I have incurred under Paragraph 2.a.(1), plus interest, if:
(1) I fail to fulfill or violated any terms or conditions of this Contract;
(2) I become ineligible to serve as an officer prior to commissioning;
(3) I am not offered a commission because the Navy has determined I lack the aptitude or am not suitable to be an officer;
(4) I am disenrolled from the NROTC Program for any reason (including medical or physical disqualification); or
(5) I refuse to accept a commission.
b. Non-dischargeable Debt. I understand that any reimbursement obligation I incur under this Contract is a debt to the United States of
America and may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy.
7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
a. Subject to the Availability of Funds. The Navy's financial obligations under this Contract are contingent on the availability of
appropriated funds from which payments due under this contract can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Navy for any payment may arise
until funds are made available by Congress through the annual federal budget process and are then allocated to the NROTC Program.
b. Incorporation of Program Regulation by Reference. The most current version of the Regulation is hereby incorporated by reference as
if fully set forth in this Contract. Any conflicts between the Regulation and this Contract will be resolved in favor of this Contract. A copy of the
Regulation shall be made available to the Student by the Unit upon the Student’s request or can be accessed online using the following hyperlink:
http://www1.netc.navy.mil/nstc/nstc_Directives/NSTC_Manuals/NSTC%20M-1533.2%20-
%20Regulations%20for%20Officer%20Development%20(ROD)%20Programs%20-%20Change%201.pdf.
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c. Entire Agreement. This Contract represents the entire agreement of the parties concerning the matters addressed herein and
supersedes any prior agreements, understandings, or representations.
d. Modification and Waiver. This Contract may be modified from time to time in writing signed by duly authorized representatives of each
party. Oral modifications to this Agreement are not binding on any party. Unless expressly stated in a writing signed by a party, the waiver by a
party of any act, duty, or obligation required under this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any other, or of any future, act, duty, or
obligation to be performed by that party.
e. Captions and Headings. The captions and headings contained in this Contract are for reference purposes only and shall not
affect in any way the interpretation of this Contract.
f. No Third Party Beneficiary. Nothing expressed or implied in this Contract is intended, or shall be construed, to confer upon or give any
person or entity other than the Student and the Navy any rights or remedies by reason of, or under, this Contract.
g. Construction/Governing Law. This Contract is governed by, and shall be construed under, Federal law.
h. Divisibility. Any provision of this Contract declared or determined by any court, administrative tribunal or agency to be illegal or invalid
will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
8. NOTICE. Unless otherwise stated in this Contract, notices required to be given to either party shall be effective upon receipt, must be in writing,
and if mailed or sent via a courier service, must be addressed as follows:
Navy: _____________________________________________ Student: _________________________________________________
Command Name Student Name
_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Address 1 Address 1
_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Address 2 Address 2
_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________
City, State Zip Code City, State Zip Code
STUDENT SIGNATURE
I have read, completely understand and agree to this Contract.
_________________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Signature of Student Date Signature of Witness Date
_________________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Student’s Date of Birth (YYYYMMDD) Print Name of Witness (First, MI, Last)
__________________
_______________________________
Print Full Name of Student (First, MI, Last)
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CONSENT OF PARENTS (OR GUARDIANS)
(To be completed if the student is under 18 years of age at the time of signing this Contract)
I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the Student who has signed this Contract in the above signature block.
I have read and understand this Contract.
I hereby consent to the Student’s execution of, and entry into, this Contract.
________________________________________________________________
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian Date
________________________________________________________________
Print Name (First, MI, Last)
FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
NROTC Commanding Officer:
________________________________________________________________
Signature Date
________________________________________________________________
Printed Name (First, MI, Last) and Rank
________________________________________________________________
Name of Unit
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