Suggestions please

<p>Where could this high school senior find good financial aid?</p>

<p>State residence: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
SAT: Reading 590 / Math 640 combined: 1230
UW GPA: Close to 4.0
APs: US History
Math track: Alg/trig but no calculus
Sciences: Honors Chemistry, Physics, Biology - taking second year of Chemistry but it is not designated AP</p>

<p>Working class family (income similar to policeman)
Enthusiastic recommendations</p>

<p>Assume garden variety ECs</p>

<p>Potentially interested in engineering, perhaps bio-engineering</p>

<p>Financial aid more important than size etc, so any suggestions in regard to schools within a day's drive of northern Pennsylvania are welcome.</p>

<p>Probably Blazer Gold ($10,000) at UAB if they count SAT 1230 = ACT 27. A few more SAT points or an ACT of 28 gets to Blazer Elite ($15,000).</p>

<p><a href="https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/paying-for-college-united-states-citizens/scholarships/item/570-act-gpa-based-scholarships%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.uab.edu/students/undergraduate-admissions/freshman/paying-for-college-united-states-citizens/scholarships/item/570-act-gpa-based-scholarships&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>UAB is not that expensive, even for out of state. There is a net cost calculator on the above web page. It is probably a 15 hour drive, though.</p>

<p>He should check the net price calculators at the in-state schools like Penn State and Pittsburgh:
<a href="http://collegecostestimate.ais.psu.edu/cgi-bin/CollegeCostEstimate.exe/launch/CollegeCC/netpricecalc%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://collegecostestimate.ais.psu.edu/cgi-bin/CollegeCostEstimate.exe/launch/CollegeCC/netpricecalc&lt;/a>
Net</a> Price Calculator</p>

<p>All of them have [url=<a href="http://www.abet.org%5DABET%5B/url"&gt;http://www.abet.org]ABET[/url&lt;/a&gt;] accredited degree programs in bioengineering and other types of engineering.</p>

<p>If he can get to an ACT of 30 with a GPA of 3.5, he can get a full tuition scholarship at Alabama (Tuscaloosa) for engineering (for other majors, need an ACT of 32 to get the full tuition scholarship):</p>

<p>Scholarships</a> - Undergraduate Students - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Thanks, good suggestion that I wouldn't have found on my own.</p>

<p>if you have any questions about uab feel free to pm...S2 goes there.. great sci/tech honors program may qualify for!</p>

<p>With his 1230 SAT score and good grades, he would be designated a National Scholar at Michigan Tech, so with his merit aid of $12,500, tuition there would be $13,000 per year. They have very good co-ops and internships for engineering students.
Co-ops</a> and Internships | Michigan Tech Admissions</p>

<p>A bit closer than Birmingham. You could drive it in a day, but it would be a long day of driving.</p>

<p>fendrock, I suggest you also post this query on the FA forum with the revised title
"Where could this high school senior find good financial aid?"
Swimcatsmom and other FA savvy parents there can offer more FA suggestions.</p>