I've already run my numbers through all of their financial aid calculators, however, as it is well known, these calculators merely tell the maximum amount of aid that the school may give, and not the actual amount the school will give. I looked at some other statistic websites as well which tell how much of a student's need is met by the university, however, these are flawed because some of the universities count loans as part of "meeting financial need". Obviously, in most cases some sort of loan will be necessary to pay off a college tuition however, I am interested in which of the following schools will provide the most grant money/scholarships to me (essentially how much "free" money can I potentially get).
University of Michigan -I have heard that they are notoriously cash strapped and don't really offer much in terms of grants and scholarships. Also, I am an In-state student.
University of Chicago
Washington in St. Louis
I haven't been admitted to all these schools yet (I got UofM's acceptance letter yesterday :D Chicago's comes on monday -_-). However, I just wanted an overview of which school would give the most financial aid out of these schools (seeing as how financial aid calculators aren't the most reliable thing). Any insight or personal experiences would be extremely welcome!
Act- 34 (composite and superscore)
Other: pretty good head start on my potential major in math, I'm already done with multivariable calc and will be taking linear algebra. Taken a total of 9 AP classes (including ongoing ones)