Colleges with Poor Merit Aid?

<p>I recently saw a thread about colleges with good merit aid, and I want to find the schools that DON'T give good merit aid. This is just a general question, not specific to a particular student. All I am looking for is the schools that don't give a good amount of merit aid (basically nickels and dimes) to students at the top of the school's pool of applicants. Also list schools that don't give merit aid, if any.Also, if you have any experience with receiving poor merit aid, please tell us your story.</p>

<p>I think Notre Dame doesn't give any merit aid.</p>

<p>The University of Washington is not a good place to look for merit aid.</p>

<p>From my experience, public schools are not particularly generous with merit aid, especially if you are out-of-state. The generous ones are usually the schools who wish to improve the caliber of their students and hence they give out big awards to high-achieving applicants as an incentive for them to attend the school. But at other top public schools like University of Michigan, that merit money is very hard to come by (if not nearly impossible).</p>

<p>Most top colleges give no merit aid.</p>

<p>Public colleges have poor merit aid</p>

<p>To give more detail to Redroses' post, none of the Ivies give merit aid.</p>

<p>pierre0913 - Are you talking about OOS publics?</p>

<p>hmm not completely sure about in-state but yes OOS publics are in that category.</p>

<p>The IVYies and I believe the NESCAC scools (Amherst, Williams, etc) are not allowed to give merit aid (or athletic scholarships) ... they only give financial aid.</p>

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Public colleges have poor merit aid

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You are painting with a broad brush and getting burned doing it. Take a look at the NMF scholarship thread. See any public schools?</p>

<p>You aren't going to get to the bottom of this generalizing that broadly.</p>

<p>haha that's true, i was just making a huge generalization</p>