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Academic Recruiting Scholarships?

feedbackfeedback Posts: 214Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2010 in Clemson University
Besides the OOS tuition waiver, has anyone had experience with Clemson's Academic Recruiting Scholarships? Son's top two choices are Auburn and Clemson (UGA 3rd), however CU Admissions told me they won't know if there will be additional $ to add to OOS tuition waiver until late in March. S has been offered full tuition+ at Auburn.

He said, "Clemson was not in a financial position to add anything (to OOS) last year". The year prior, they were.
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  • pierre0913pierre0913 Posts: 7,597Registered User Senior Member
    feedback, I was at President Barker's State Of The University speech the other day. According to President Barker, Clemson's state budget has been cut by $53.2 million since June 30, 2008 and he said to assume that there will be no additional financial help coming from Columbia next year.

    These are tough financial times for Clemson, as a result I wouldn't be surprised if financial aid has been cut substantially.
  • feedbackfeedback Posts: 214Registered User Junior Member
    thanks pierre. :(
  • Mitch_LMitch_L Posts: 302Registered User Member
    I receive addition scholarship money above the OOS wavier, but it only totals a few thousand more. While your S may receive more money (and he wasn't a national scholar finalist), I would not expect much more. With that said, late march is still prior to the April 15 deadline, so there's no harm in waiting.
  • feedbackfeedback Posts: 214Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks Mitch. Yeah, we don't expect much. :/ (didn't apply to NSP) I hope you're grad. school endeavor is going well! My niece received an offer from Vanderbilt, so she's thrilled.
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    Anyone know of a NSP finalist who didn't get into NSP but received other monies? D really wants to go to Clemson, but being OOS, she needs some financial help. She got the OOS scholarship and waiting to hear on NSP.
  • proud_momproud_mom Posts: 771Registered User Member
    I think in an earlier thread someone posted that they or their sister (can't remember) was a NSP finalist, but did not become a NSP and was awarded enough scholarship money to cover all but a few thousand dollars per year. I would think that if they really want to continue drawing top students they will find a way to offer significant scholarship monies to students regardless of budget cuts.
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    I agree proud_mom!

    After this weekend, my D really wants to go to Clemson, but is hesitating due to money concerns. If she becomes a National Scholar, all worries are over, but if not, she does not want to commit then not have enough money to pay for it. I would think that if they really want her to go to Clemson and she was a NSP finalist, they would come up with some money to keep her. We live in NC and she's been accepted to NC State which we can handle financially, but it's not her first choice. All I can do is keep praying and keep my fingers crossed.
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    Well D didn't get asked to join the National Scholars but was offered a $16,500/year scholarship. We can't figure out yet whether that's replacing the OOS scholarship OR in addition to the OOS. We've received conflicting opinions on this. We haven't received the official FA award letter yet. We're hoping for the latter or she may not be able to attend Clemson!
  • ldez333ldez333 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    Hi! My daughter also was a NSP finalist and did not make it. She received the the same letter. Jamie from the NSP office clarified through an email that the $16,500 includes the OOS monies and is not in addition to. Many people had the same question.
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    ldez333: I read Jamie's email, but I'm not losing hope until we receive the official FA letter. As an OOS student, the $16,500 only covers about half the costs. It's a great offer but not when you have no way to come up with the other $15,000 or so.

    BTW, what did your daughter think of the whole NSP process? PM me if you're willing to share your opinion. Thanks!
  • Proud MaryProud Mary Posts: 170Registered User Junior Member
    mamagx3
    I read Jamie's email, but I'm not losing hope until we receive the official FA letter. As an OOS student, the $16,500 only covers about half the costs. It's a great offer but not when you have no way to come up with the other $15,000 or so.

    My S is currently at Clemson and we're hoping our D, currently a junior, will think about it as well next year. We're also hoping she'll be considered for National Scholars.

    We're OOS and my S does have an OOS waiver.

    I'm a bit confused about how you're calculating your expenses: If you get $16,500 from Clemson, that should cover most of your costs.

    $11,000 tuition for the year (current in-state/OOS waiver rate - although it will
    probably be more next year)
    $3,000 for the most expensive meal plan (most students have a less expensive one)
    $4500 for housing in Holmes Hall which is the most expensive place for Freshmen

    Total: $18,500 so you're $2000 out of pocket. Of course, you still need to add books, transportation costs, spending money(?) but it's still quite reasonable if your D really wants to go there.

    Sorry NSP didn't work out for your D but Clemson is still a great place to go!
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    Proud Mary: We are out-of-state so tuition alone is about $26,000/year. My D loves Clemson so that's why it will be such a heartbreak for her if we can't afford it.

    Idez333: Is your D still considering Clemson?
  • Proud MaryProud Mary Posts: 170Registered User Junior Member
    ^^^^

    I thought your D has a OOS tution waiver. So it's as if she's in-state. Or am I missing something?
  • HoComomHoComom Posts: 265Registered User Junior Member
    I think the "OOS tuition waiver" and her $16,500 offer are the same thing. The $16,500 brings her costs down to about the same as an in-state student with no aid. See post #10 above.
  • mamagx3mamagx3 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    That's the puzzle, Proud Mary. We were told (not by FinAid) that the award that D got in the letter with her NSP decision replaces any previous awards. Yet, we were under the impression that the OOS scholarship was used to bridge the difference between in-state and out-of-state. We're a little confused so that's why we're just waiting on the official FA letter.
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