My son is a junior in California. His scores were PSAT-240 and SAT-2320.
This is all new to me so I am not sure if he would be a NM commended, semi-finalist or finalist. Is it only a one time $2500 that finalists receive or are there more generous scholarships available for students with his scores?
He is considering applying to UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley UC Davis. Maybe Princeton.
What National Merit award would he get at any of these school, if any?
Our EFC appears to not qualify him for needs-based scholarships and it appears that we will have to pay most of his costs.
I am wondering if National Merit can help in any way to bring down the cost.