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Why High School Senior Year Matters for College Financial Aid

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,170 Senior Member
"Alerting a prospective college about an applicant's improved grades could mean more scholarship money." ...

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2017-05-31/why-high-school-senior-year-matters-for-college-financial-aid

Replies to: Why High School Senior Year Matters for College Financial Aid

  • CourtneyThurstonCourtneyThurston Registered User Posts: 1,233 Senior Member
    The more annoying thing about the article is that it makes it sound like it was a function of the many phone calls rather than the better GPA and test scores, which is probably more of the reason for the better package.
  • ReidIsLovelyReidIsLovely Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    So lets say I had a 3.0 average for the years 9-11th, and all of a sudden I get a 4.0+ in senior year, then would that help with the financial aid, because I went from a 3.0 to a 4.0. (Hypothetically speaking)
  • kelsmomkelsmom Super Moderator Posts: 14,179 Super Moderator
    Not at any of the schools where I have worked in financial aid. Most schools don't look at that sort of thing. If there are automatic scholarships based on grades, the senior year grades could possibly bump a student up to a better scholarship amount.
  • 1966Parent1966Parent Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I agree grades matter - but from my kids experience test scores appeared to delivery more merit money than anything.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 31,275 Senior Member
    I really feel for the FA offices who might get multiple, useless phone calls because of this article.
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