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NJRoadie

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  • Re: Horatio Alger Scholarship is open from now until Oct 25. Link Inside

    @Czechman

    2nd week of January, by email, about 7 AM. This was in 2015 and a state level winner. He also won the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

    He is a college junior now, with a 3.9 GPA, has presented original research at a conference "poster session" last spring. He did a summer session program for kids interested in grad school, with a stipend and free housing, also doing research last summer. We are hoping he will do well on the GRE this summer and choose a welcoming grad school sometime in 2019 :) Very proud of him, he has overcome great adversity in his life.
  • Re: How to view financial aid through NYU Albert?

    @BroteinSupreme You are aware that the cost of attendance (COA) for NYU is around $73,000 per year?

    I'm not sure what your parents' financial situation is, but this expense of close to $300,000 (and that's if you graduate in 4 years, and only about 80% do from NYU). Please talk to your family about what they can and cannot afford to pay.

    A 12,000 deducted off of 73,000 doesn't really seem like much to me.
  • Re: Skimpy merit money offered to two of my accepted students

    Couple quick bits of info to add to the conversation. This info is probably in other threads here, so excuse me for repeating myself, but there are some newer posters here :)

    My own D is in her 2nd year but is a junior at Rowan. She is in the Degree in Three Year program.
    She transferred 29 credits in (they were credits from Advanced Placement (AP), but the result is the same, 29 college credits!). She was awarded $6,000 in merit aid, which was increased after Henry Rowan died in January 2016 to $11,500. Several others in real life and on CC had this increase occur in 2016, and only in 2016's class.
    I don't think the credits from a community college will really matter to the award if you are applying as a freshman, but I would be interested if someone has specific details and experience.
    I had brunch with my friend and her S today, and they are following up with Rowan in January, so I'll let College Confidential know what happens in their case.

  • Skimpy merit money offered to two of my accepted students

    Very disappointed after promoting Rowan to two well qualified, great kids from middle class families as a place where merit aid was plentiful to see paltry merit money offered.

    Accepted student into ENG program was only offered 3K, and had 1420 SAT, 3.9 GPA and (30 community college credits in science and math area with all A's).

    Accepted student #2 into Exploratory/Undeclared was offered $ 0 and had 1340 SAT, active in school and leadership roles.

    Unlikely either of these students will choose Rowan and join my kids there. Very bummed.
  • Re: Rowan University Results Class 2022

    @jerseygirl188 May I ask why you would choose TCNJ and spend $40,000 more? Perhaps you are able to fund it This is none of my business, I am just curious about how these choices are made. In my house, we lay out all the costs for 4 years at each school, subtract merit aid and get a total cost for 4 years at each school. We then look at how much savings we have to spend, and how much we'd have to take in loans. While TCNJ has a great reputation (I'm a graduate) I doubt it is worth it to take on debt to go there instead of Rowan for your undergrad degree. This is just my opinion :0 but I'm curious about your thought process, as maybe there is an angle I'm missing.