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Merit Money Rescinded

Eman25Eman25 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
Hey I got accepted to the university of Denver and university of Iowa early action with a 29 on the act and a 3.82 W GPA (my high school doesn't use UW). I got 21k a year in merit for Denver and I got 8k a year in merit for Iowa. I'm concerned this will be taken away as my first semester senior grades might not be as good as I have been doing recently(I had a 4.0 sophomore and Junior year). My GPA this semester will range from 3.8 to a 3.5 depending on how I do on finals. Is there a chance my merit aid will be stripped. Also I have no Cs or anything, I have just done a little worse in most subjects than years prior. Thanx

Replies to: Merit Money Rescinded

  • Eman25Eman25 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Thanx to those who reply!
  • missbwith2boysmissbwith2boys Registered User Posts: 533 Member
    You should be fine. Keep it together for the rest of the school year.
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 19,565 Senior Member
    You have to check with the schools. My daughter's scholarship letter, received just after acceptance in Oct, clearly stated the amount could go up or down depending on her final gpa. Her school awarded merit money based on ACT and GPA, so if either went up, more money. If gpa went down, less money.
  • Eman25Eman25 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Like if their cumulative GPA went down?
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 19,565 Senior Member
    Yes. At her school it is very clear that a 3.2 with an ACT of 25 gets $X, while a 3.1 gets $Y. Most schools aren't that strict but some are.

    Just ask the schools or look up the info on the website. Read your award letter.
  • International DadInternational Dad Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    I don't think you have any problem.
    I didn't see any word about that in Denver website, and in Iowa website:
    Several Office of Admissions scholarships are initially awarded to incoming first-year students on the basis of self-reported test scores and grade-point averages via the application for admission. All students who accept admission are required to submit official final high school transcripts and official test scores from the testing agency as soon as possible after high school graduation but no later than July 1. An evaluation will be completed to compare the final official documents/scores with the self-reported information to verify admission decisions as well as any scholarship offers made based on self-reported information. Appropriate action will be taken if it is determined that a student has misrepresented their academic record in this process.

    But I don't think you need to worry about GPA, 3.8 or 3.5 are not bad scores, my son had his GPA down a bit in senior year and had his same scholarship offered in acceptance letter.

    Good Luck.
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