I posted another topic on a different forum detailing my accomplishments, but I wanted to get on here and ask about the process of receiving full rides from colleges.
How does it work exactly? I heard that a college can offer money after admitting you, but can they offer you a full ride without you applying for it? If so, would the full ride scholarship only cover tuition, or do I have chance to be given money for other expenses like room and board?
I know a girl who got a full ride at A&M through the Brockman Foundation scholarship program after getting very little “automatic” scholarship aid but I’ve also heard some senior classmates last year bragging about how schools were just “offering” them thousands of dollars to attend.
My problem is that I am looking at about 7 schools right now, and I’m wondering if I need to be applying to ALL of their programs directly. Some schools don’t even offer full ride scholarships through the university directly, so does that mean I won’t be able to get a full ride from them unless I apply for external scholarships?
Please help a very confused student out! I’ve tried googling this question in so many different ways but still haven’t gotten an answer.