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  • parent56parent56 7523 replies135 threads Senior Member
    BOB wallace... your uab info may not be correct..after the 15k merit..the residual cost of attendance is only 5-10K NOT 17K.. also the award does continue over the next years as long as a 3.0 gpa is maintained.

    also they have full ride scholarships for nmf, national acheivement and national hispanic scholars
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    It's all a matter of what costs are included. If you look at these estimates from UAB, they show the Cost of Attendance to be roughly Tuition+$16K, and these are 2010-2011 figures:

    Planning for the Cost of College

    If you ignore "personal expenses" and "transportation", which are probably different for each person (but not zero) then you get a figure more like yours.
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  • parent56parent56 7523 replies135 threads Senior Member
    2011-2012 oos tuition (all alabama schools in ua system will be going up in july as BOT has approved tuition increases)

    Fall 2011 First-Year Freshmen Estimated

    First-Year Freshman Out-of-State
    Tuition and Fees* $14,256
    Books and Supplies** $1000
    Meal Plan $450 - $3,894
    Total $15,706 - $19,150
    Residence Hall (Blazer/Camp Hall)*** $5,200
    Grand Total $20,906 - $24,350

    ****even the above link the TOTAL including personal expenses etc is 20K then minus 15K equals 5K****.. not 15 plus 17 left over

    attending UAB.

    Sample Budget for 2010-2011:

    This budget is an example of a student who is an Alabama resident living on campus in the residence halls.

    Tuition and Fees: $5,806
    Tuition and fees shown are based on fall 2010 rates and a course load of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring).

    Room and Board: $9,470
    This amount would include fall and spring charges for a double occupancy room and a meal plan in the campus dining center.

    Books and Supplies: $1,000
    Text books and materials for classes average roughly $1,000. This varies slightly based upon the requirements of various courses.

    Personal Expenses: $2,000
    There are a number of costs to consider that are not included as part of your direct costs at UAB. These costs range from laundry, toiletries, entertainment, etc. These costs need to be managed carefully through the development of a budget.

    Transportation: $2,050
    Getting to and from campus is an expense that impacts all students. Gas, parking permits, and routine maintenance are expenses that will affect all students in some way.

    TOTAL: $20,401
    This represents the projected cost of attending UAB for an academic year. While this may vary by student, it does provide a starting point for building a budget.
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  • somemomsomemom 10911 replies328 threads Senior Member
    Some privates to add if any one has time to find the details:
    Baylor in TX
    Whitworth & Gonzaga in WA
    Chapman & St Marys in CA

    I know people who have gotten score/GPA based merit aid at those schools.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    From UAB, the OOS tuition cost is $759 for the first hour and $579 for each additional hour:

    https://www.uab.edu/students/current/paying-for-college/detailed-tuition-and-fees

    It takes 120 hours for a degree, so a full load is 15 hours/semester.

    1 hour @ $759/hr + 14 hours @ $579/hr = $8,865 tuition/semester = $17,730 tuition/year

    From the UAB CDS:
    http://www.uab.edu/opa/images/cds/commondataset.pdf

    Room = $5,200/year
    Board = $3,894/year
    Books = $1,000/year
    Transportation = $2,175/year
    Personal Expenses = $2,000/year

    TOTAL = $31,999/year

    $32K - $15K scholarship = $17K COA


    Now you can take out $2,000 personal expenses, take out $2,175 transportation expenses, take out $3,894 meal plan, and reduce the hours to 12/semester to save $3,474 (even though it's not enough to graduate in 4 years) and get close to your $5K figure, but I don't think that's realistic for a typical student.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    I wasn't able to find automatic full tuition scholarships at any of these schools:

    Whitworth: Tuition = $33,676, max automatic scholarship = $19,000
    Gonzaga: Tuition = $33,160, max scholarship = $14,000
    Baylor: Tuition = $30,586, max stats scholarship = $17,000
    Chapman, awards are competitive not automatic
    St Mary's: Tuition = $38,300, max scholarship = $13,000

    Perhaps their awards belong in one of these threads:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=automatic

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/211927-institutional-merit-based-scholarships-full-tuition.html?highlight=tuition
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  • parent56parent56 7523 replies135 threads Senior Member
    if you use all those figures, then you would have to do the same for other schools in alabama too :)

    ie UA shows total cost of 42K -tuition = 18847 residual:

    below shows in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year:

    In-State Description Out-of-State
    $9950 Tuition and Fees $23700
    $12450 Room and Board $12450
    $1100 Books $1100
    $1259 Transportation $1709
    $2708 Miscellaneous $3588
    $27467 TOTAL $42547


    it is easy to reduce the cost of meals at uab most dorms have kitchens or cooking facilities.. ie for both years in dorm son had full size fridge, stove, dishwasher

    1000 for books is high

    travel.. who knows??

    dorm fee is 5200, can actually be higher if you go into a 2 bedroom with your own bedroom
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  • lammb66lammb66 433 replies26 threads Member
    Capital University in Columbus, Ohio has a full tuition scholarship with a 28 ACT, 1250 SAT. You must keep a 3.0 GPA and live in the residence halls. You do have to write an essay and have an interview but it is pretty much given to all.
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    I used last year's CDS for UA just like I did for UAB:
    2011-2012 Common Data Set | OIRA

    These figures show a cost above tuition of $13,122.

    The big difference is in the Room & Board - the CDS has a cost of $8,564, whereas your figures (no source provided) give $12,450.

    Probably the best solution is to take out the residual COA figures, because I don't really have time to quibble over every one of them.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 84272 replies1046 threadsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Forum Champion
    Residual costs can be hard to determine because of how each school determines COA....some schools, like Alabama, pad their COA so that it includes the priciest dorm (the super suites) and the Unlimited Meal plan. If you choose the standard doubles, your cost is a few thousand less, and a meal plan is only required freshman year. So, residual cost can be much lower after frosh year. A good thing, though, is that the Full Tuition scholarship at Bama covers up to 20 credits per semester.


    Note: Check to see how many credits per semester a full tuition scholarship covers. Some only cover up to 15 credits.
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  • somemomsomemom 10911 replies328 threads Senior Member
    Sorry Bob, you are right, I was not paying attention to the 'full tuition' specifics!
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Note: Check to see how many credits per semester a full tuition scholarship covers. Some only cover up to 15 credits.

    This is a potential problem with the UAB scholarship. It really only covers full OOS tuition at 12 hours/semester. At 15 hours, a year's tuition is $17,730, reducing the scholarship to only 85% tuition. @ 18 hours / $21,204 / 71%. @ 20 hours / $23,520 / 64%.

    OTOH, a high stats kid might easily come in with 6-12 AP credits and could get away with 12-15 hours per semester to graduate in 4 years.
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  • MD MomMD Mom 6644 replies84 threads Senior Member
    FWIW, my high stats kid wants to take more credits than 12 because she is so curious. My guess is that she is not alone. Her scholarship pays for 18 I think. Great point though about number of credits. That sure changes cost. Three more credits at DD's school costs us $3300 ( she is taking one class this summer).

    Thanks for this thread.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 84272 replies1046 threadsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Forum Champion
    FWIW, my high stats kid wants to take more credits than 12 because she is so curious. My guess is that she is not alone


    Unless a student comes in with a lot of the right AP credits, a student wouldn't graduate on time if they only took 12 credits per semester....and usually scholarships are only for 8 semesters. If a student wants to graduate on time, he/she pretty much needs to take 15/16 credits per semester (sometimes 17/18 credits if an eng'g major or double major).
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  • parent56parent56 7523 replies135 threads Senior Member
    actually can see what you are saying about credit hours but a bit of refiguring:

    https://www.uab.edu/students/current/paying-for-college/detailed-tuition-and-fees

    currently oos tuition (for 12 credits) is 14256... (that would already include the 1st higher cost hour)..each additional oos hour cost is 579.00 per credit

    so 15 hours is an additional 1737 or cost of 15993 ( so you are correct it is 993 short of full tuition) for a 28 gpa and 3.0 (how many schools offer that kind of money for those stats?)

    so 18 hours would add another 1737 (15993 + 1737= 17730)
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  • parent56parent56 7523 replies135 threads Senior Member
    just realized an error... have to do it at 15 per semester! not enough coffee this am i guess...so it would be 17730 for 2 semesters at 15 credits per/semester
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    Berea, much like Antioch, offers free tuition for all admitted students. However, htere is an income limit so it may not meet your criteria?

    I decided it was better to start a separate thread for tuition-free colleges like Berea, Cooper Union, etc:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1359504-tuition-free-colleges.html
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  • menloparkmommenloparkmom 12510 replies544 threads Senior Member
    Keep up the great work Bob Wallace! And thank you!
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  • BobWallaceBobWallace 2155 replies67 threads Senior Member
    (Added Prairie View A&M, Jackson State, and Coppin State. Removed Antioch College.)

    Updated comprehensive list sorted by state.

    I have also attempted to calculate the residual cost of attendance (COA) given the scholarship award. NOTE, however, that this was calculated based on each individual college’s published Cost of Attendance, and these estimates may vary in how they are calculated and what costs are included.

    ==== ALABAMA ====

    University of Alabama
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,122/year
    Out-of-State Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    In-State Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Out-of-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
    In-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
    Award: Full Tuition + $2,500/year
    Residual COA: $10,622/year
    Requirements (Eng/CS Only): 3.5 GPA, ACT 30 or 1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Scholarships - Undergraduate Students - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama

    University of Alabama-Huntsville
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Fees+Books+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $3,359/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1490 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition+Fees
    Residual COA: $12,864/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.uah.edu/images/admissions...cholarship.pdf

    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Award: $15,000/year (Full tuition for up to 25 credits per year)
    Residual COA: Depends on number of hours taken
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 28 ACT
    https://www.uab.edu/students/undergr...d-scholarships

    Troy University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $4,470/year
    Requirements: 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT or 1380 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $10,821/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT or 1220 SAT (CR+M)
    Undergraduate :: Troy Scholarships

    ==== ARKANSAS ====

    University of Arkansas at Monticello
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $4,400/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA and Top 10% Rank, 30 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition+Room
    Residual COA: $7,120/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 27 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $9,040/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 24 ACT
    University of Arkansas at Monticello

    ==== FLORIDA ====

    Florida A&M
    Award (In-State): Full Ride
    Residual COA: $4,342/year
    Award (OOS): Full Tuition and Fees
    Residual COA: $13,096/year
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT (CR+M+W) or 27 ACT
    Scholarships - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2012

    ==== HAWAII ====

    University of Hawaii – Manoa
    Award: $6000/year + OOS tuition waiver (=~90% tuition for OOS)
    Residual COA: $16,176/year
    Requirements: 3.8 GPA, 27 ACT (including writing) or 1800 SAT (CR+M+W)
    UH Manoa Undergraduate Admissions: Chancellor's Scholarship

    ==== INDIANA ====

    Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,622/year
    Requirement: 32 ACT (including writing) or 2100 SAT
    Chancellor's Scholarships - IPFW

    ==== KENTUCKY ====

    Western Kentucky University
    Award: Full Tuition + $3000 housing + $500 books
    Residual COA: $6,769/year
    Requirements: 3.95 GPA, 31 ACT
    Incoming Students

    ==== ILLINOIS ====

    Western Illinois University
    Award: $10,000 + room
    Residual COA: $9,420/year (OOS), $5,144/year (In State)
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1420 SAT (CR+M)
    http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/...ment/index.php

    ==== LOUISIANA ====

    Louisiana Tech University
    Award: Full Ride (tuition, fees, and on-campus regular dorm and meals for four years)
    Residual COA: $5,229/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT
    http://www.latech.edu/admissions/Scholarship%20updates%20for%20website.pdf

    Louisiana State University
    OOS Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $12,590/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1330 SAT (CR+M)
    Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid | LSU General Catalog 2010-2011

    University of Louisiana-Monroe
    Award: ¾ Tuition+Room+Board
    Residual COA: $4,269/year
    Requirements: 31 ACT or 1360 SAT(CR+M), GPA 3.5
    ULM Scholarship Office, Scholarships for Freshmen Students

    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Award: Partial Tuition+Room+Board
    Residual COA: $5,510-$6,510/year
    Requirements: 30 ACT, GPA 3.0-4.0 (tuition award on sliding scale based on GPA)
    Scholarships

    Louisiana State University – Shreveport
    Award: Full Tuition + Fees + Books
    Residual COA: $11,761/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT
    LSU Shreveport Announces Guaranteed Scholarships

    ==== MARYLAND ====

    Coppin State University
    Award: Full Ride
    Residual COA: $4,085/year
    Requirements: 3.2 GPA, 1820 SAT (CR+M+W)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $12,103/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 1590 SAT (CR+M+W)
    Honors Program: Types of Honors Program Scholarships

    ==== MICHIGAN ====

    Oakland University
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,406/year
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA and 31 ACT
    https://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/...pFlyer3(1).pdf

    ==== MISSISSIPPI ====

    University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
    Award (OOS): Approximately 90% Tuition (Currently $14K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Residual COA: $17,010/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Award (In State): Approximately 80% Tuition (Currently $5K/year, may not increase to match future tuition increases)
    Residual COA: $16,526/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT/1400 SAT (CR+M)
    The University of Mississippi ? Office of Financial Aid

    Jackson State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Room, Board, Fees, Books)
    Residual COA: $3,300/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 27 ACT
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Room, Board)
    Residual COA: $4,100/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 25 ACT
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $10,594/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 22 ACT
    http://www.jsums.edu/assets/finaid/Academic_Scholarship_Info_Appl.pdf

    ==== MISSOURI ====

    Southeast Missouri State University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
    Residual COA: $3,895/year
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT or 1440 SAT (CR+M)
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,610/year
    Requirements: 3.6 GPA, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT (CR+M)
    Freshmen Academic Scholarships, Southeast Missouri State University

    Missouri State University
    Award: $5,000 + OOS tuition waiver (=~85% of OOS tuition)
    Residual COA: $12,580/year
    Requirements: 3.9 GPA or top 10% class rank, 28 ACT or 1250 SAT or IB diploma
    Scholarships for Entering Freshmen - Financial Aid - Missouri State University

    ==== OHIO ====

    Ohio University
    Award (In State): Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $13,407/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Award (OOS): $6,000 + In-State Tuition (=~85% of OOS Tuition)
    Residual COA: $16,371/year
    Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    The Gateway Award Program: Ohio University Admissions

    ==== SOUTH CAROLINA ====

    Newberry College
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board)
    Residual COA: $3,500/year
    Requirement: 3.5 GPA, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Scholarships | Newberry College

    Columbia College
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $11,438/year
    Requirement: 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
    Columbia College SC - Welcome to Columbia College

    ==== TEXAS ====

    Texas State University
    Award: Full Tuition ($8,000/year + OOS tuition waiver)
    Residual COA: $11,814/year
    Requirements: Top 15% Rank or IB Diploma, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
    Assured Scholarships : Financial Aid and Scholarships : Texas State University

    Prairie View A&M University
    Award: Full Ride (Tuition, Fees, Room, Books)
    Residual COA: $5,324/year
    Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1760 SAT (CR+M+W) or 26 ACT (including W)
    Award: Full Tuition+ ($9,200/year + OOS Tuition Waiver)
    Residual COA: $9,526/year
    Requirements: 3.25 GPA, 1650 SAT (CR+M+W) or 24 ACT (including W)
    University Scholarships

    North American College
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $8,150/year
    Requirements: Top 5% of class or 29 ACT or 1300 SAT (CR+M)
    scholarship-old | Admission

    ==== UTAH ====

    Utah State
    Award: Full Tuition
    Residual COA: $9,080/year
    Requirements: Sliding scale of GPA+ACT/SAT, ranging from 4.0+31/1360 to 3.5+36/1600 (see chart)
    http://www.usu.edu/admissions/docs/NonResidentIndex.pdf
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  • ohiobassmomohiobassmom 1384 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Capital University in Columbus, Ohio has a full tuition scholarship with a 28 ACT, 1250 SAT. You must keep a 3.0 GPA and live in the residence halls. You do have to write an essay and have an interview but it is pretty much given to all.

    There is one full tuition scholarship given to ONE student each year. The 28/1250 qualifies you to compete for it only (which involves a full day of interview, essay and events).

    Capital is very generous with merit and need-based aid but full tuition is NOT automatic with those scores.
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