Financial aid for transfers

<p>What schools are at least... somewhat amiable when it comes to financial aids for transfers?</p>

<p>IE, I can expect $0 from Reed and next to nothing from many other schools... Oberlin, etc.</p>

<p>Are there any schools that are nicer when it comes to fin aid for transfers? Any recommendations?</p>

<p>Schools with generous FA for freshmen tend to also be generous for transfers. But each school has it's own policy, so you should check individual websites.</p>

<p>Do you expect $0 from Reed because you have no financial need? </p>

<p>Reed meets 100% of demonstrated need for every admitted student who meets all admission and financial aid application deadlines.</p>

<p>Reed</a> College | Financial Aid | REED COLLEGE - Financial Aid</p>

<p>claremont mckenna, pomona college are two. usually top schools with large endowments.</p>

<p>How about UMich, GWU or Occidental?</p>

<p>Indeed Claremont Mckenna is sort of known for its generous FA. However I dont think GWU is generous...</p>

<p>UMichigan will depend on if you're a in-state or OOS student.</p>

<p>I'm in state for uMich and i got a full ride - i have to pay like 200 - mostly some grants - but my EFC was like 8K... i'm still waiting to hear from ND though - and i am a transfer</p>

<p>Sorry about my statement about Reed, I meant another college. As for Reed, though, I have to deal with the fact that their admission policy is not need blind (whatsoever). And I am a very economically poor transfer student.</p>

<p>Although perhaps I am mistaken about this as well!</p>

<p>Occidental? Really? That is a bit enlivening... Hm.</p>

<p>I would say that such schools (those with limited endowments) are mostly need-blind, but not completely. Perhaps greatly simplified, they start off need-blind at the beginning of the admission cycle, but when the financial aid budget is depleted, they become need-aware. Thus, the better your credentials, the higher your chance of being accepted during the need-blind period.</p>

<p>vossron: You are 100% correct.</p>

<p>I suppose I will just need to try applying to all the schools I'm interested in and see what happens.</p>

<p>I was mainly worried by a note that came with a Hamilton viewbook: "Please note financial aid for transfer students is very limited." I was wondering what that meant.</p>

<p>does anybody know how well boston college gives financial aid?</p>

<p>Do the Ivies generally grant a lot of financial aid?</p>

<p>yes 10 char</p>

<p>I heard that Brown was does not have need-blind admission for transfers. Is this true? I'm coming from a community college; does this mean even if I marked that I would not apply for financial aid ( even though I really need it) that I would not have high chances of acceptance because the fact that I'm coming from a cc despite a strong HS record ( 3.8 GPA, 1530 on SATs, good ECs, etc) seems to indicate that my decision was provoked by financial need?
Also, vossron, you mentioned that their extent of "need-blindness" can vary. Does this mean it is a better decision, at least on the financial end of things, to apply for the spring semester as opposed to the fall semester?

<p>Sorry, I'm not knowledgeable regarding spring/fall differences in terms of financial aid, but it would vary from school to school anyway.</p>

<p>Oh no biggie. Do you think it would be a good idea to contact financial aid and ask? Or should I talk to admissions instead? The reason I am so apprehensive about this is because I remember calling Penn's financial aid office during freshman admissions and they we're quite rude and told me to call back if I was accepted.</p>

<p>Sure, go ahead and call either or both. It doesn't matter if someone is rude (and don't hold it against the school); you're just trying to get info, so do everything you can to get it.</p>

<p>I doubt FinAid in terms of need based grants really varies between fall/spring transfer, but I do know that some schools offer merit aid and scholarships that are only available in the fall. However, a school that only offers need based aid should be the same for both fall and spring (ie my situation at cornell).</p>

<p>Thanks for the insights guys. Would the merit aid still be available for transfers in the same way it is for freshmen? Like, will there be less opportunities for merit aid?</p>