I am on kid #4, so I should know what I am doing. But of course like the other 3 she probably going down a different path than her predecessors. I have one at a big essentially open admissions state school, 1 at a full need met LAC, and a recruited athlete.
#4 currently interested in a smaller LAC, but not necessarily a super competitive one.
Is there a resource that shows what kind of scholarships are available at different schools? Or is it a bit of hunting on each of their websites and maybe calling each of the financial aid offices?
For example, I can see on Lewis & Clark’s website that there are up to 5 full tuition scholarships. But there are also 4 other levels of merit scholarships. I can’t seem to find anything regarding the number awarded, the typical requirements, or most importantly the amounts.
I am early with her, so I’m not too stressed about getting this figured out right away. But I’m trying to prepare myself for what kind of cost I am looking at, and prepare her for what she needs to do (i.e. if you want to go to X school, you will probably need a 3.8 GPA and a 30+ on your ACT to qualify for a scholarship that makes it affordable). Or for that matter, if the school either doesn’t offer scholarships at all or they are very hard to come by, I’d rather know that now before she gets excited about the possiblity of attending.