In an effort to reduce sticky threads which can clog the forum, useful threads about common topics of interest are listed here... Your Semi-annual Academic Common Market Thread (IN STATE TUITION) international student aid Best schools that give the most merit based aid Preparing for Finaid Applications Institutional Merit Based Scholarships (Full Tuition +) List of (mostly merit-) scholarship info websites
In addition, here are a few other resources on the College Confidential website related to financial aid: Financial Aid Home
at College Confidential EFC Calculator
- estimate your Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA-based) with this calculator. College Financial Aid Books
- recommended reading for maximizing your aid. Are Savers Penalized?
(article) Financial Aid Forum
(Classic) - the archive of the old College Confidential Financial Aid forum; no posting, but lots to read! College Confidential Home
Excellent information on schools with w/relatively low tuition for OOS students: Research Universities with Lowest OOS Tuition Public LACs with Lowest OOS Tuition