Links to Popular Threads on Scholarships and Lower-Cost Colleges

https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796#finaid says that 16% of frosh and 20% of all undergraduates at The Ohio State University main campus get Pell grants.

Test runs in https://sfa.osu.edu/incoming-freshmen/about-aid/net-price-calculator suggests that a student eligible for this program will get total grants (inclusive of Pell grants) at least equal to in-state tuition of $10,564. For an Ohio resident student with FAFSA EFC = $0, the net price is $13,555, reflecting total grants of $13,481 (including $6,095 Pell grant) off of the list price of $22,856.

However, this is not really in the scope of this thread, as it is a need-based program, rather than a merit scholarship.

From what I’ve read it seems like if there is a gap for tuition (and some fees, but it’s a bit unclear to me which ones exactly, probably the mandatory ones I’m guessing) after the pell and state grant are applied the school will now grant institutional aid for that portion.

That would free up a student loan to help with room, board, books, etc. which will still be a challenge for many families. It will be interesting to see how the stacking policies of outside scholarships work moving forward.

I read somewhere 45% of Ohio State students are graduating with no debt. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects different rankings: up for more pell students or down for more students graduating with debt as fewer families are priced out.

I’d also read that this would be expanding to branch campuses in 2019, but didn’t realize that will begin as soon as Spring 2019. I guess they’ve revised their forecast to 3000 eligible students on main campus. https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2018/06/01/osu-cover-full-cost-tuition-some-students/664556002/

Maybe a moderator can move this to Ohio State forum?

^ @skieurope @MaineLonghorn maybe can. Or you could just start a new thread there. I’ll hold my comments until then.

UAH recently changed their Charger Excellence merit scholarship. The tests score have gone up and the housing is only for 2 years instead of 4 years. My DS had taken 3 visits and had said that he was about 97% sure that is where he was going. Now he wants to visit UA, UAB, and Florida State.

Should we start a new thread for 2018? Think this one from University of Georgia meets the criteria: Foundation Fellowship - https://www.admissions.uga.edu/scholarships/.

Should we start a new thread for 2018? Think this one from University of Georgia meets the criteria: Foundation Fellowship - https://www.admissions.uga.edu/scholarships/.

Nope! I missed the bit about being AUTOMATICALLY granted. How do I delete? New to the group.

The Foundation Fellows is a VERY competitive Stamps foundation scholarship. Nope, NOT automatic.

Ferris state university in Michigan offers a full tuition scholarship

https://ferris.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarship/Incoming/wnffaq.htm

@GoCubsGo719 - Do you mind sharing where your daughter got a full tuition/housing scholarship. Thank you!

Would Webb Institute qualify? Every admitted student receives full tuition. They only offer one degree Naval Architecture and Marine Egineering, BS (abet accredited) tiny incoming class sizes of 25 or so. “current enrollment of only 94 students”

http://www.webb.edu/webb-institute-ranked-3-best-college-new-york/

Is there an updated forum for 2018? I’m applying to colleges right now.

@iiMimic - I don’t think so. We just worked off that list. Make sure to read through the whole thread though because there are updates. Good luck!

Thank you!

With no geographical preference and assuming the same quantum of financial aid, could someone please suggest which one of the below is preferable solely based on the quality of its ENGINEERING department and reputation with industry i.e. ability to get a job later.

=====ALABAMA=====
Alabama State University
University of Alabama-Huntsville
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Tuskegee University *

===FLORIDA===
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

=====LOUISIANA=====
Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Louisiana Tech University
University of Louisiana-Monroe

===MICHIGAN===
Oakland University

===MISSISSIPPI===
Alcorn State University
Delta State University
Jackson State University
Mississippi Valley State University
University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi

===TENNESSEE===
Lee University - Cleveland, TN

===TEXAS===
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University
Texas State University
Texas A&M - Kingsville

===UTAH===
Utah State University

If the student is interested in an engineering major, check if the desired major exists at each school (some do not have any engineering majors).

Also, some of the scholarships have changed (in recent years, changes have generally been less favorable to the student, as in scholarships getting smaller, requiring higher thresholds, changing from automatic to competitive, no longer being offered at all, etc.). Check on school web sites to see what the current offerings are.

<p>Below are a few links to popular threads regarding financial aid. Please let us know if there are other threads you would like us to consider adding as well. Thanks!</p>

<p>[FAFSA</a> - question by question explanation](<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1601026-fafsa-question-by-question-explanation.html#latest"]FAFSA”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1601026-fafsa-question-by-question-explanation.html#latest)</p>

<p>[Financial</a> aid FAQs](<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1486647-financial-aid-faqs.html#latest"]Financial”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1486647-financial-aid-faqs.html#latest)</p>

Sometimes on this forum we get questions from DACA and Undocumented students living in the U.S. I came across this resource which I think is good. It is a listing of scholarships for DACA or Undocumented students. I am providing the link so that this information is available for such students. https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

If you are a DACA or undocumented student, be sure to stay on top of this website since they add new scholarship information all the time.

updated as of July 2017