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The Highty-Tighties: Benefits and Financial Aid

Members of the Highty-Tighties pose for a picture in Lane Stadium.

Members of the Highty-Tighties pose for a picture in Lane Stadium.

Incoming Highty-Tighties are awarded a $2,000 signing bonus. Recipients earn $500 each semester of their first two years in the band.

All incoming cadets, including Highty-Tighties, automatically compete for a Corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship. That’s $12,000 over four years for an out-of-state cadet, and $8,000 for an in-state cadet. This is in addition to the Highty-Tighty scholarship, and both can be applied toward the total cost of attendance.

These scholarships are proof of the lasting value of your experience as a cadet and as a Highty-Tighty because they are funded by our alumni, who also mentor each incoming Highty-Tighty.

The best and longest-lasting benefit of being a Highty-Tighty are the friendships you establish from your first day in the Corps of Cadets.