Links to Popular Threads on Scholarships and Lower-Cost Colleges

<p>Below are a few links to popular threads regarding scholarships and lower-cost colleges. Please let us know if there are other threads you would like us to consider adding as well. Thanks!</p>

<p>[Competitive</a> Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships](<a href=“"]Competitive”></p>

<p>[VERY</a> LOW COST OOS COA universities…less than $25k COA for everything!](<a href=“"]VERY”></p>

<p>[Automatic</a> Full Tuition / Full Ride Scholarships](<a href=“"]Automatic”></p>

<p>[NMF</a> Scholarships: An Updated Compilation](<a href=“"]NMF”></p>

<p>[Public</a> LACs Ranked by OOS Tuition](<a href=“"]Public”></p>

<p>[Automatic</a> Out-of-State Tuition Waiver](<a href=“"]Automatic”></p>

<p>[Research</a> Universities with Lowest OOS Tuition](<a href=“"]Research”></p>

<p>[Tuition-Free</a> Colleges](<a href=“"]Tuition-Free”></p>


<p>Tuition Free Colleges</p>

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<p>Thanks, Sybbie...that link was actually added to the other sticky about scholarships and low-cost colleges: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>@bobwallace - Temple has tightened up its standards a little for 2015 - slightly higher GPA and SAT now required for all levels. Also the Presidential stipend amount has been reduced to two @ $4000. Details for 2015: : <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I know I spotted this link on a merit scholarship discussion somewhere around here. The list seems very comprehensive, but does anyone know if it has been updated? 2012-13, as published:
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<p>THANK YOU for this great list!! :) </p>

<p><a href=“”></a> TJ’s list is here</p>

<p>^^ Is that excel spreadsheet opening?</p>

<p>Yes. Open the second tab. </p>

Hello in need help on a guestion I’m filling out my son fafsa and when it gets to parent financial the question is grant and scholarship and my son receive a tax 1098-T so what amount I put in the box

Here’s a beginner’s guide to financial aid, the different types, and little deadlines and tricks for navigating them:

Thanks everyone!

It’s 2016. Please, if you are looking at any of the awards in these links…check each college website to see what the awards and criteria are NOW.

Transfer and other scholarships


Where do I get a list of colleges providing financial aid for international students as well? For example I was recently informed that Georgetown university doesn’t give financial aid to international students.


look at the international student section of this forum.

Here is the old list that we are attempting to update:

This is a compilation of large scholarship awards that are automatically awarded. The awards included in this list meet the following criteria:

  1. Awarded automatically based on GPA, SAT, ACT, and/or class rank
  2. At least Full Tuition/Full Ride in magnitude (or equivalent)
  3. Open to all US students, regardless of state residency, ethnicity, race, etc.
  4. No need-based requirement or component
  5. College must be accredited, public or non-profit private, 4-year degree-granting institution


**Full Tuition: covers the cost of tuition for 4 years

Full Ride: covers Tuition, Room, and Board for 4 years (may include other benefits as well)

exp: stipend for experiential learning (internship, study abroad, etc., allowable uses vary by college)**

Where published, the application deadline for receiving the scholarships is included. Some deadlines are “Priority” deadlines, so awards after the deadline may still be possible.

Some schools give awards on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available. A notation is included for all schools with this caveat.

Alabama State University

Application Deadline: Not published
Award: Full Ride (Tuition/Room/Board/Books)
Requirements: 3.76 GPA, 26 ACT or 1240 (EBR/W and Math).
Award: Full Tuition+ (Tuition/Fees/Books)
Requirements: 3.51 GPA, 22 ACT or 1190 SAT (EBR/W and Math)
Award: Full Tuition+ (Tuition + $500 for Books)
Requirements: 3.00 GPA, 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (EBR/W and Math)

University of Alabama-Huntsville

Application Deadline: June 1st
Award: Full Tuition + Housing
Requirements: 4.0 GPA, 34 ACT or 1520 SAT
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 30 ACT or 1390 SAT
*open to international students

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Application Deadline: December 15
Award: Full Tuition (Presidential Scholar)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 33-36 ACT or 1490-1600 SAT
Award: Full Tuition plus 1 year housing, $1k stipend-4 years,$2k summer research/study abroad, $500/yr books (Presidential Elite Scholar)
Requirements: 4.0 GPA, 36 ACT or 1600 SAT

**Tuskegee University * **

Application Deadline: Not published
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board+$800-Books)
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1390 SAT/30 ACT
Award: Full Tuition + $800-Books
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 1310 SAT/28 ACT
(*a limited number of renewable merit scholarships)

Troy University

Application Deadline: March 1st
Award: Full Ride (Tuition+Room+Board)
Requirements: 3.7 GPA, 32 ACT and/or 1420 Old SAT 1 (CR & M only) or 1470 New SAT OR a National Merit Finalist.
Award: Full Tuition
Requirements: 3.5 GPA, 28 ACT and/or 1260 Old SAT 1 (CR & M only) or 1320 New SAT.


Texas State University

Application Deadline: Not published
Award: Full Tuition up to 15 credits/semester ($8,000/year + OOS tuition waiver)
Requirements: Top 25% Rank or IB Diploma, 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (CR+M)
Assured Scholarships : Financial Aid and Scholarships : Texas State University


Louisiana Tech University

Application Deadline: Jan 5th
Award: $6,500 + OOS tuition waiver up to $9,500 + OOS tuition waiver (In-state tuition + fees = ~$6,200)
Requirements: 3.75 GPA, 31 ACT

University of Louisiana-Monroe

Application Deadline: Jan 18th
Award: $12,000 + OOS tuition waiver up to $12,000 + Study Abroad + iPad + OOS tuition waiver (Tuition + Fees = ~$8,300)
Requirements: 3.00 GPA, 32 ACT up to 3.75 GPA, 32 ACT

Here’s a new one I found with guaranteed scholarships, Texas A&M - Kingsville.

"Freshman merit scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshman who show exceptional academic ability through superior test scores and class ranking. Students admitted by December 15 are guaranteed; admission after this date is limited by availability of these scholarships. "

Appears to give equivalent to full-tuition for 30 ACT + 25% Rank up to near Tuition + Room/Board at 35 ACT

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Application Deadline: (Accepted by) December 15th
Award (per year): $8,000 + OOS Tuition Waiver up to $15,000 + OOS Tuition Waiver (In-State Tuition: ~$8,000)
Requirements: Top 25% Rank + 30 ACT up to Top 25% Rank + 35 ACT
In-State Tuition Rates @ TAMUK: