Merit Aid at University of Dayton?

<p>How generous is the University of Dayton with merit aid? If anyone has received merit aid from Dayton can you post your basic academic statistics and the amount of aid you received? Thanks!</p>

<p>D did not get any merit and we were surprised. During our visit, they mentioned they gave out a lot of merit. In their brochure, they have a page with all the various scholarships. D would have qualified for a few. Stats 3.2, 1100 SAT, very active with community service and EC's. She took 2 college courses this year and one last year. She is planning on writing and asking to reconsidered as Xavier and Ohio U. both offered her merit and she is torn between Dayton and Xavier.</p>

<p>D received $13000/yr, 31 ACT 3.98 GPA, 4 year swimmer, music, very strong essays, since we have lived overseas 5 of her years growing up.</p>

<p>S received $12,500/year, 33 ACT, 3.806 GPA, 4 year soccer, band, Eagle scout.</p>

<p>S received $11500 per year (Dean's Merit), plus a first year grant from the engineering dept $3000. SATs 1270, GPA 3.7. It was the extra grant money that convinced us that UD was the place to be.</p>

<p>D received $13,500 per year. 4.3 GPA, 30 ACT, top 3% class rank, captain soccer and swim teams, yearbook editor, extensive community service.</p>

<p>Son received $10K. 3.2, 1260. Niece and good friend's daughter received the same with similar stats. </p>

<p>I also know a girl with a full ride (incl room and board) with a 32 ACT/4.0, but she was a national mock trial winner and lots of other accomplishments. If your kid's stats are in range on their chart, it should be automatic. If you think your child should have gotten an award, call.</p>

<p>My D submitted the common app to Dayton last night. This is her #1 choice school. I was hoping to get merit aid in the $15K range. Hard to tell what to expect from the numbers above but $15K does not look promising. One active student w/ a 30 ACT received $13.5K and another w/ a 33 ACT received $12.5K? I wish I understood Dayton's formula on this. Maybe a call to admissions makes sense.</p>

<p>I had a 27 ACT and a 3.68 GPA. I received $10.5K/year off the bat as a merit scholarship as well as several others (some through Dayton, some through others). I don't know anyone who wasn't offered ANY aid at all from the University - I'm a first year here and loving it - I felt that Dayton was very, very generous with their aid considering the amount of people that receive it.</p>

<p>Also, if any prospective students/parents have questions about UD, I'd be happy to answer them! Please feel free to pm me.</p>

<p>Happy New Year to Dayton hopefuls! Let's pray for big scholarships. 15 days and counting until we hear.</p>

<p>I got 15k per year... 5.0 GPA weighted, 3.79 unweighted. 2090 SAT. 5 years karate with black belt. Captain varsity cross country and varsity tennis. Honor society secretary.</p>

<p>Anybody have there Merit Aid reduced or eliminated because they fell under a 3.0 GPA.</p>

<p>I can't get a straight answer from UD.</p>

<p>Also please report any Merit Aid values for 2012 Freshman.</p>

<p>S received $21K scholarship/grant award for 8 semesters provided he maintains a 3.0. GPA, is an out of state, non catholic minority with a 3.5/1700 SAT. Definitely his best offer from all colleges he applied to. Our question is how accepting/open is U of D as far as diversity</p>

<p>S was offered $12k/yr Deans scholarship, 3.6 gpa, 4 APs, 26 ACT, 4 yrs XC, 1yr wrestling. Looks like he will be going to a local JC to play baseball, though. He is a lefty pitcher and throws pretty hard. He would still love to transfer there 2 years from now.</p>

<p>@udflyer- yes, I know people who've had their scholarships revoked. After 1 getting less than 3.0 for a semester you are on what i assume is unnofficial probation, and you use the next semester to bring your gpa up if you can. One of my good friends got straight C's first semester freshman year, didn't bring it to above a 3.0 by the end of the spring semester and lost her scholarship for the fall and spring semesters this year. She is still here but will be transferring at the end of the year.</p>

<p>I find it interesting the university won't list statistics on how many people lose their aid after the freshman year. My son is going to major in civil engineering and I majored in civil engineering. The Engineering Program gets easier after the 4th semester and with the brains he got for me he is doomed. There are just not enough Gen Ed's to balance low grades in the tough core classes. I hope i am wrong.</p>

<p>I'm not sure I've seen any school publish stats on aid lost. I wouldn't hold that against UD. And a 3.0 seems reasonable to keep merit. There are a few schools that are lower but it's not in the 3.5 or higher range.</p>

<p>Maintaining 3.0 does see reasonable for merit aid (not college list price reduction) further explained below</p>

<p>99% of UD students get merit aid of at least 9000 per year. For these students at the low end of merit aid, it is not merit aid, it is just a reduction in list price. Anything above 9000 is merit aid. When we went to the engineering presentation by Dr Saliba, he said don't get sticker shock every one will get a reduction of sticker (aka at least 9000 in merit aid).</p>

Good stuff LOLZ

I found the webpage on scholarships (2 page PDF) to be very vague as of today. Can’t tell if it is so vague they do what they want–or what–.