HPSP & prof psych programs like Argosy

Koogy

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    FYI- In case you or someone you know is getting their PsyD at a school like Argosy, you are ineligible to be awarded HPSP from any branch. The parent company who owns all argosy schools has a problem with the DoD contract that comes with the HPSP award. So as of last year (2014-2015) no students in psych programs at any Arogsy schools or their affiliates can recieve HPSP.

    also, if your program has an online component to your training, your HPSP
    Package would look weak as DoD is moving away from funding online programs, although waivers may be possible.
     

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      FYI- In case you or someone you know is getting their PsyD at a school like Argosy, you are ineligible to be awarded HPSP from any branch. The parent company who owns all argosy schools has a problem with the DoD contract that comes with the HPSP award. So as of last year (2014-2015) no students in psych programs at any Arogsy schools or their affiliates can recieve HPSP.

      also, if your program has an online component to your training, your HPSP
      Package would look weak as DoD is moving away from funding online programs, although waivers may be possible.

      I'm just curious, where is this information coming from?
       

      Koogy

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        I'm just curious, where is this information coming from?
        Coming from the last recipient of HPSP at an argosy school. She also is the head of division 19 student officer rep. (She's pretty heavily involved in DoD and the army psych leadership.)

        This break happened the day she was awarded her HPSP. So she could not actually fully "recieve" her scholarship because she was at an argosy school. So because her school Executive is also a former army general/executive, he made sure she wasn't screwed... Her tuition is waived since the school won't enter into a DoD contract, but the scholarship still pays her books & stipend. I can put you in touch if you'd like.
         
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          FYI- In case you or someone you know is getting their PsyD at a school like Argosy, you are ineligible to be awarded HPSP from any branch. The parent company who owns all argosy schools has a problem with the DoD contract that comes with the HPSP award. So as of last year (2014-2015) no students in psych programs at any Arogsy schools or their affiliates can recieve HPSP.

          also, if your program has an online component to your training, your HPSP
          Package would look weak as DoD is moving away from funding online programs, although waivers may be possible.

          Although this is good information, if you are at an Argosy school it would be wise to check with your recruiter regarding your school's contract. Each Argosy school has a different contract with the military and when the individual contracts expire, that is when they will no longer take students from the individual campus. Additionally, it is not only Argosy that students will need an exception if they are interested in pursuing the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) route. Brigham Young, Fielding Graduate University and South University, GA also will have some difficulty procuring an appointment as officer via HPSP. Finally, online programs are a hard no-go for the military.
           
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          Koogy

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            Although this is good information, if you are at an Argosy school it would be wise to check with your recruiter regarding your school's contract. According to the National Training Coordinator for the Army, each Argosy school has a different contract with the military and when the individual contracts expire, that is when they will no longer take students from the individual campus. Additionally, it is not only Argosy that students will need an exception if they are interested in pursuing the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) route. Brigham Young, Fielding Graduate University and South University, GA also will have some difficulty procuring an appointment as officer via HPSP. Finally, online programs are a hard no-go for the military.
            To recruiters HPSP psychs are an anomoly. Unless the recruit command is very familiar wi
            th psychs, they won't Give accurate Answers. Army Recruit command in DC though is very knowledgeable as they have a record number of HPSP psych awardees. But they are an exception. Best person to get accurate info on your school is the director of programming at the HPSP branch you are applying for,
            Esp if you are a "Guinea Pig"
            To your recruiter (first time psych applicant for them). Talking to people in Div 19 can provide answers as well many of them are in the high ranks of DoD
            And some involved w the training programs.

            I've heard Fielding isn't a strong program w HPSP as well.
             
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