Can Transfer students get merit based aid?
Could I get any merit based aid as a transfer applicant? I know aid is pretty hard to come by, but any little bit would help. I'm at a school (Tufts) that has really high fees and a pretty competitive applicant pool which is obviously pretty hard to get merit aid from. When I applied to colleges as a rising freshman, Rhodes gave me 16,000 per year. If I got that kind of aid from Rhodes, could I get anything similar from say Tulane or Rhodes applying as a transfer for sophomore year?
In H.S. I had a 3.5 overall but I took the hardest classes possible and had a 3.6 before 2nd semester Sr year. I got into Tufts but I probably could have gotten some aid based on the other applicants I've seen who got into different merit based honors scholarships.
made a 2270 on the SAT
I had a lot of extracurics. Not going to name them all, but they were probably what got me into Tufts and Davidson. Hopefully those could help me out for applying as a transfer.
In college I'm just trying to do my best. I'll probably end up with a first semester GPA of 3.7. I'm sure if I worked my a s s off I could make 3.9-4.0 Could this get me any aid? Do transfer students even get aid at all?
I'm just starting to realize that paying 50,000 per year for this stuff is probably really not worth it.