So, after the Class of 2021 merit awards were rolled out yesterday, we are so close, yet so far. We were offered $3750, which is just right under the $4000 we need for the OOS waiver. I've heard that the engineering department is only offering scholarships to currently enrolled students, but someone pretty please correct me if I am wrong. I want to be wrong, as this is likely our last chance to bump up to the $4000 with even the tiniest of awards. But, just for "what if" sake, do any of you know what might happen if we were to scrape our pennies together, grit our teeth, and figure out how to afford one year at A&M without the waiver, and then have our son apply in the spring for scholarships. Do you know if he would have to get another $4000 to then qualify for the in state tuition, or would just one small scholarship of $250 be able to be added to his current $3750 (it's for all four years) to have the in state tuition kick in for Fall 2018 as his sophomore year? We're grasping at straws here. We are grateful for what we received, but since it's not enough for the waiver, it's such a drop in the bucket, considering it's almost $50K to go as an OOS student. Praying outside scholarships come through as well.