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  • Merit Scholarship Chart (old)

    This was Rowan's chart that had been on their website around 2016. I do not know that they honor this anymore, but as a ballpark, I am posting it here. I believe they also take GPA, volunteer experience, school activities and leadership roles into account. Although I'm not certain, I believe you need to live on campus for these awards to be in effect. *that may not be correct*

    SAT Score Range of Award
    1,500-1,600 $10,900-$21,800
    1,400-1,499 $10,400-$20,800
    1,350-1,399 $9,000-$16,000
    1,300-1,349 $8,500-$13,500
    1,250-1,299 $4,700-$7,400

    I have two students at Rowan and they love it there. Always willing to answer questions, and if I don't know, will ask them!
  • Re: Did anyone hear back for Fall 2018?

    I have two kids at Rowan, from our experience I would advise that Rowan is slow on the acceptance front. My kids heard just before Christmas and in early January, and both applied in September. So don't get worried!
  • Re: Music Industry/Music Business Colleges and The University of the Arts Philadelphia

    Take a look at Ramapo in NJ - it is small, but good merit, and I believe it has some special music program, one of my director's sons goes there for this, so that is why I've heard of it.
  • Re: What does my EFC mean & how will it affect me?

    Echoing what the others have said - it really does not matter if you get accepted somewhere if you cannot afford to go there. Not many schools will meet your need, but there are some that will. Make sure you are running the NPC (net price calculators) and see what likely will be offered to you. Talk to us and glean from our knowledge. We love to help!

    I used to think that the EFC meant that was all I'd have to pay, and everything else would be magically taken care of.

    That might happen at like 10 schools for the perfect scores, perfect GPA, with a special dispensation from God, but so many places don't cover it, and if you do not plan well, you end up either not being able to afford to go, or in enormous debt (you AND your family, because you won't be able to get all the loans you would need on your own).

    This sounds scary, and if you don't plan and pay attention now, it will be.

    Don't let that happen. Talk to us :) Tell us your stats, people here are knowledgeable and desire to help. We've all spent years learning, only have a couple kids who are now on their way, and want to use what we know to help others :)

    My knowledge base is deep in scholarships, especially for economically underprivileged and minority students. My foster son was both of these, and won the Gates Millennium and Horatio Alger scholarships, as well as one from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Many of these have application dates closing in October, so ask and we shall do our best.

    We might not always be huggy, squishy and nice, but we will do our best to be forthright and helpful.
  • Re: What can I expect to get in financial aid/academic scholarships

    Please remember - if you want to "get out", that can happen much more easily in four years when you have no debt. If you invest heavily in the college - be active, make friends, hang out at the student center, whatever - you will have a great experience. It may be "in your backyard" but it isn't a tiny school where only your high school friends are attending. Make the most out of the inexpensive experience, and then you can not only "get out" you can "stay out" by stay out, I mean not have to come and live in your childhood bedroom because you have so much debt you cannot afford to live anywhere on your own. I know it can be hard to see this far ahead when you are young, but think beyond 4 years.

    You could go on exchange for a semester, have money from an on campus job you use to travel etc. Think big, but think in a financially savvy way!