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Schools known for good merit aid


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  • AlmostThere2018AlmostThere2018 Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    edited January 18
    @StrGzrMaryland -- You kid should apply to NC State early action. Once accepted, they invite 'top kids' to complete another application (but I don't think it's onerous) to be considered for scholarships and honors programs. Not sure how much goes to OOS as we are in-state.

    Good luck!!
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 4,202 Senior Member
    @StrGzrMaryland - I agree with @Sybylla - the schools on your current list are unlikely to give big merit $ for CS. Look for programs where your daughter's stats put her above the 75th percentile. Cincinnati would be worth a look. U of Akron would be another. Also, some of the big schools down south if she can get that SAT score up. Also look at your non flagship, instate options - UMD BC, St. Mary's, etc.....
  • parentofsixparentofsix Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    edited January 20
    1) Don't know if anyone mentioned Michigan State. The school has very generous merit scholarships for OOS too. The criteria are all based entirely on GPA and SAT/ACT. If accepted into the Honor College, the student even gets $5k toward study abroad; and, if the student were the top of the tops, he is invited on campus to take the ADS (alumni distinguish scholarship) exam. The ADS covers everything.

    2) Iowa State has a very low OS cost of attendance plus excellent merit scholarship too.
  • flowergirl65flowergirl65 Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Case Western, gave my daughter 25 per year, same grades as your daughter, 34 ACT, engineering student
  • NJEngineer3NJEngineer3 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    For CW, 25k per year brings the COA to 42,000 (not incl. transportation) - their stated max they could afford was 25-30 per year.
  • TheAnswerGalTheAnswerGal Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    edited February 11
    I highly recommend taking a look at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.

    They are INCREDIBLY generous with merit aid, grants and scholarships. They look expensive but they are relatiely inexpensive after all of their awards. PLUS - (this is a big one) - They have established exchange programs in 23 schools around the world. This is not one of those "sign up and figure out how to get there" study abroad programs - they have an established curriculum and all of your loans and awards apply to foreign programs so you are basically able to go to dream schools like Notre Dame Australia and about 22 more in every place you would want to learn and grow for your regular tuition without having to pay more - right down to the food and housing.

    The campus is BEAUTIFUL. It is located in the best area of Austin - very safe, very pristine.

    The students are amazing! Look a their recent stats - the student body is doing amazing things academically, socially and economically from St. Edward's.

  • SybyllaSybylla Registered User Posts: 2,886 Senior Member
    dream schools like Notre Dame Australia<<<<<<<<<<<

    I had never heard of this uni before, is the dream just about the destination?
  • SalemlaxmomSalemlaxmom Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    An underrated school like Illinois Institute of Technology. COA- $65k. DS got a $25k scholarship when accepted, another $10,050 scholarship and a $4000 housing scholarship (when FA came)- so after the $5500 student loan, cost now $20,450.
  • SybyllaSybylla Registered User Posts: 2,886 Senior Member
    So a spam post?
  • ChillDadChillDad Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    St Edwards is a gem in Austin
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