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Effective Fall 2015*, new students matriculating into BW and participating in the ROTC program would qualify for the following BW benefit(s)**:

1st year (Freshman status) - $2500 BW ROTC credit for BW Room and Board

2nd year (Sophomore Status) when “Contracted” by ROTC - $5000 BW ROTC credit for BW Room and Board (verification of Contracted status required)

3rd year – (Junior status) $7500 BW ROTC credit for BW Room and Board

4th year (Senior status) $10,000 BW ROTC credit for BW Room and Board

Qualifying Students must be in good academic and social standing at all times at BW. BW verifies ROTC standing each semester.

**One half of the annual amount of BW ROTC Room Benefit will be applied in each semester (Fall/Spring) in which the student is an active participant in the ROTC training program.  If a student is no longer “active” or is no longer enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) at BW, the Benefit will cease in the semester that follows the student’s no longer being a full, active ROTC  participant or is no longer enrolled on a full-time basis at BW.

 *Returning ROTC students will be grandfathered into the current program. 


Students need to follow the guidelines outlined below:

1. Contact the ROTC Recruiter or visit the ROTC website for the armed forces branch you are interested in pursuing. Be sure to research scholarship deadlines, enrollment dates, time requirements, and location of each program. Students at Baldwin Wallace University attend ROTC programs at Kent State University (USAF)and John Carroll University (Army). 

2. Apply to the Baldwin Wallace University by completing the Online Application for Admission or the Common Application

3. Students who enroll at Baldwin Wallace University, must provide the Bursar’s Office official verification of enrollment in the ROTC program at the beginning and end of each semester for up to 8 semesters.

4. When the documentation verifying enrollment is received, the Bursar will credit the student with a Room and Board waiver which is reflected in your financial aid package.

5. Students participating in the ROTC Program are eligible to receive a BW ROTC credit for room and board for up to eight semesters while enrolled full-time at BW. 

6. If the student receives a ROTC Scholarship from the school in which the student is participating in ROTC, then any BW Merit Awards that may have been awarded, would now become "honorary" awards, in name only. This is because the ROTC scholarship normally has a much larger tuition value, making the need for additional Merit Awards unnecessary in paying for the student's cost of tuition.

7. Students may also apply for other need-based financial assistance by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as receive any additional external scholarships.

Students can transfer college credit to Baldwin Wallace University upon successful completion of the following coursework:

Air Force ROTC Equivalencies

Course Name

Transfer Course Name

Transfer Course Title


AF 301

Leadership Studies I


AF 302

Leadership Studies II


MSC 201

Team Leadership I


MSC 202

Team Leadership II

PE 131

AF 301

Advanced Physical Conditioning

PE 133

AF 302

Advanced Leadership in Physical Training