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12 Things to Know About Merit Aid Scholarships

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2723 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"When it comes to paying for college, merit aid is one way to close the gap between the cost of attendance and need-based financial aid. This type of aid is not awarded based on need, but on academic, athletic, artistic or special-interest merit. The average merit award among the 1,078 ranked colleges that provided this information to U.S. News in an annual survey was about $11,279 in fall 2018. Merit aid might cover a student's entire tuition or be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Here are 12 things to know about merit scholarships." ...

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