I apologize, probably outing myself here as impossibly dumb, but DS has started getting some acceptances at schools he specifically applied to because they offer good merit and because he was well above their average admit, stats-wise. His strategy seems to be paying off, with three merit awards of $30k+ thus far. It’s early though, so no complete financial aid package from any of them.
My super dumb question is — with regard to these merit awards — will schools take some of that money back if he secures outside scholarships? I know most will take it back for need-based merit but will they for academic and/or athletic merit?
Full disclosure, he is a recruit and has an ED app in somewhere that would trump all these other acceptances. But if that isn’t meant to be, am just wondering if he could lower these numbers even further with outside scholarships.
Thanks in advance!