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Son is a junior Bio major at UR and has enjoyed a great experience to date. I’m interested in feedback from others on UR’s need based financial aid program. While the school loves to tout its ability to meet 100% of family need, we know every institution has its own formula for computing “need,” resulting in varying EFC levels from one school to another. Our EFC at Richmond has routinely been higher than our College Board estimate or computed FAFSA total. This year I plugged in our family financials into the new College Board Net Price Calculator for several other competitive admission type schools that my son considered during the college search process. The net results were generally more favorable elsewhere, (higher free money/grant aid than at UR). My suspicion is that the UR formula is less beneficial once the family income exceeds the $100K level. Any feedback is appreciated from those that have experience with UR need based aid. This is not meant to scare future UR students/parents, as your experience might be different. We love the school and its quality & intangibles might justify a slightly over-market EFC. This is your decision to make. Thanks.