I know the following colleges are not known for giving any aid to students who don’t qualify based on need, however are there any that seem more generous than others? We are in the category of not qualifying for any aid at all when we run the NPC, but spending $70,000 a year would be a hardship for us, and definitely not realistic, or something we want to do. My son had built a list, and we’ve already told him this list is not doable for us, so he’s built a new one. I told him he can still apply to a few of these, with the understanding that if he gets in, and the FA package doesn’t work for us, he can’t go. He is a very understanding kid, and is fine with that, however I’d like to steer him to colleges that MAY offer something…
Here are some things about him: Rising Senior, GPA 4.5, lots of AP classes and 5 on all exams taken so far
Class President, Captain of track team, job as head lifeguard for 3 summers
Would be happiest in a liberal leaning environment, not interested in Greek life, wants to have a opportunities for internships/co-ops
Interested in Government, History, Politics type of major with the possibility of law school.
Schools that he is interested in that he has had to remove from list, but would still like to apply:
If you had to rank them, are any of them more generous than others???
Schools he will be applying to:
University of Maryland College Park (our in-state school)
Michigan State (James Madison College)
University of Vermont