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Schools known for good merit aid

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  • twicemamatwicemama Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    This is a good list to start but one must still confirm with each school as to the accuracy as schools do change their policies. For instance, this list shows Northeastern offers $30,000 to NMF but now they offer "up to" $30,000. It is not automatic, just as USC is not automatic. At NU, NMF used to get full tuition, then $30,000 guaranteed and now "up to." Just be aware when you apply.
  • msbellamymsbellamy Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    My son is interested in OU, but missed NMSF cutoff by one point (216 in a 217 state). Do you happen to know if they do anything for commended scholars (209+)
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,683 Senior Member
    ASU gives good merit aid for NMF . . . Go Devils!
  • maroon79maroon79 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    edited October 2016
    OU gives lots of money. I would think commended would get a significant amount. Look also at Baylor - they give lots of aid.

    Go here to get an estimate of the money offered at OU
    https://genius.ou.edu/#/?_k=go7kcp

  • bsmom123bsmom123 Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    TCU offers about 50 students Full Tuition scholarships.
  • lakemath1234lakemath1234 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Very infromative thread :)
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,683 Senior Member
    University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma.
  • ACT2017ACT2017 Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    UT Dallas
  • ansenioransenior Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Dickinson College! an excellent SLAC
  • mitch22mitch22 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Anyone "shopped" merit aid. Daughter rec'd $20k/yr from school A and $0 from school B -a similarly ranked SLAC? Can we contact admissions at school B? Nothing to lose, right?
  • veeheeveehee Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    @mitch22 absolutely nothing to lose. Some schools will be receptive and others won't. But either way it can't hurt.
  • 4kids4us4kids4us Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    @mitch22 my husband tried it today - called school A and asked if they would match the merit aid from school B. The difference was $7K so we weren't going from $0 to $20. One was $15K and the other $22. School A said no, suggested looking for outside scholarships but glad we at least tried. A friend who went to school A told us that he continued to ask for more money each year and usually got it, so we will continue to try since she is planning on attending school A. We will tell her to ask next year, assuming her grades are good.
  • LucieTheLakieLucieTheLakie Registered User Posts: 3,789 Senior Member
    Wow, that's awesome, @Warrenless. Prestige AND money - it doesn't get much better than that! :)
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