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  • GurteenGurteen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    I see that Syracuse is now a school that grants this benefit to only 11%-40% of applicants. A few years ago its was a 91%-100% school. I have been tracking a handful of schools on the TE web site for at least 5 -6 years. They have all been granting the benefit to a smaller percentage of applicants. Its a shame that the one top 100 school that was a sure thing for TE (Syracuse) is just another school that may or may not offer you this scholarship.

    I think this is good evidence that this "benefit" is not what it used to be or everything people make it out to be.
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  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom 1651 replies10 threads Senior Member
    We are about to start this process and are casting a very wide net with 10 schools.
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  • mamom24mamom24 12 replies1 threads New Member
    @Dolemite I've noticed on the boards that you have some experience with combining TE with NMF. You mentioned somewhere that BU stacks. Can you give any more info about that and do you have advice for someone applying to both USC and BU for TE and NM?
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  • mamom24mamom24 12 replies1 threads New Member
    As someone who has been through this twice and about to go through it a third time, the best advice I can give is to cast a wide net. With our oldest, I had a list of where I thought he would get TE and where I thought it was a long shot. Instead, you could have put the names of the schools into a hat and pulled them out to get the actual results. The other thing I would add is that if your son or daughter did not get TE at their favorite, go ahead and email the coordinator after May 1. Our son was on a waitlist for TE at his #1 and when I emailed in early May the phone rang 10 minutes later with an offer. Not saying it is guaranteed but it is worth a shot.
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  • DolemiteDolemite 2118 replies34 threads Senior Member
    @mamom24 Here is a direct quote I received from the BU Financial Aid Office on 4/12/16:
    It is possible for students to receive Tuition Exchange and other types of financial aid from BU, so long as their total financial aid package does not exceed the cost of attendance.

    My D was accepted to BU and her FA package only had TE in it and she was both a NMF and NHRP which are 20K a year scholarships at BU. I'm not sure if they always give the NMF/NHRP or if it's just a possibility and they only give a combine to a 'Unicorn' that they really want. It's also possible they would give her the NMF if she designated BU as her school. We didn't pursue this further as she had a top 3 that didn't include BU.
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  • GurteenGurteen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    How Wide a net would you plan on casting? I was hoping to limit this to 6-8 schools. The only school in the East that is on our radar where my son might not get in is Villanova.
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  • mamom24mamom24 12 replies1 threads New Member
    Eldest was probably in top 25% of the applicants to the TE schools where he applied. Applied to 9 TE schools and was offered TE at 3 (one off waitlist). None were the 90-100% type schools though.
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  • GurteenGurteen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    would you mind posting some of the schools?
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  • mamom24mamom24 12 replies1 threads New Member
    Fordham, Loyola MD, St. Joe's, Goucher,Skidmore, Puget Sound, Lewis and Clark, Willamette, Seattle U.
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  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom 1651 replies10 threads Senior Member
    I will share our list of 11 TE schools: Bucknell, Catholic University, Clarkson, George Washington, Lafayette, New Haven, Norwich, Quinnipiac, Stevens, Villanova, and Wentworth. Also, the home institution as well as a couple of in state Us. Testing he is at 75% for all of them, some more than others and GPA is so hard to tell.
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  • GurteenGurteen 11 replies1 threads New Member
    Thanks for sharing moms. He will be applying to Fordham, Loyola MD, St. Joe's, Catholic and Villanova at minimum. Sounds like i should beef up his list.
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  • psycholingpsycholing 415 replies19 threads Member
    Also I suggest you look into applying to colleges that are not TE but where his scores are in that higher range. As mentioned on previous TE threads, we received better offers from non TE schools than TE school -- if anything, we found that using TE was a distraction.

    (Before people start writing in about how great TE is, let me say that I suspect TE outcomes may in part be affected by which school the faculty member works at. So if the parent is at a highly desirable TE participating school, the student may have a better TE outcome than we had.)
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  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom 1651 replies10 threads Senior Member
    First off, wow @psycholing that poodle mop top is pretty impressive! I dealt with two standards with matting the other night and it's not pretty.

    I agree that the TE has complicated this already stressful process as it was our first filter in identifying schools. We did cast a super wide net to ensure that we have options come well...whenever they tell us I guess. That's the other problem - we will apply soon and find out relatively soon about some schools I imagine, but then we will wait what seems to be an eternity to know if we are one of the lucky ones.
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  • psycholingpsycholing 415 replies19 threads Member
    @MAandMEmom You are actually the first one to notice the picture! I use a razor sharp dematting comb on his head hair -- that seems to do the trick. He does have a tendency to stick his nose into any kind of bur-bearing plant he can find, so that always creates some whimpers in the Fall. But poodles are worth it!

    We actually didn't know for sure about TE until end of April. But I hope you are correct that you will find out earlier. My son ended up with a non-TE half tuition scholarship at Carnegie Mellon. We never would have expected better funding from there than the TE schools. He also applied to colleges abroad -- in Scotland. If we were to do it again I would have had him apply to McGill as well -- it is a great deal and I think they do have some merit money. Good luck.
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  • goteam2goteam2 73 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Hi, I saw that too and called. They said that wasn't the case and not to pay attention to that. They were unsure why the percent had changed considering they had not voted on it yet and had no intentions of lowering it. Still it was worrisome to me.
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  • goteam2goteam2 73 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Hi...I mean I saw that the SU percentages had changed on the TE site. but they denied the change when I called.
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  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom 1651 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Syracuse actually called me house today;). Son is likely not applying as it’s probably too big for him and even if the TE is guaranteed they only provide set rate. Probably no stacking??
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  • goteam2goteam2 73 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Yes no stacking so set rate. So its still 35,000! I am waiting to see if I get it on my end. My institution usually does not have many to give to employees and they organize it sooooo late around December. I have seniority thank goodness but if there are too many of us they do a lottery drawing. I will make myself so nuts that day!!!
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  • SLUProfSLUProf 3 replies1 threads New Member
    I found it really hard to compare all of the different colleges on tuition exchange, and I was worried that I wasn't looking at some of the colleges because I just didn't know about them.

    I created this spreadsheet that has as much information as I could find about the 656 colleges. I know there are a lot of mistakes, but it is better than anything else I could find. Hope it is useful to some other people.

    https://github.com/speegled/tuition_exchange/blob/master/data/final_data.csv
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  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom 1651 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Does anyone have any updates on applying? We submitted our TE app to ten schools. Is anyone reaching out to the liaison to make certain the connection is made between the admissions and TE app?
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