<p>We are neighbors :) We live in Seekonk, MA!
Unfortunately, I don't know anything about the baseball team at Fairfield. But here is a link to Fairfield's Baseball team page from this past season: Fairfield</a> University
Has your son considered 'Club' sports? They compete with other colleges and universities club teams and/or Division 3 sports teams. My daughter was not at all interested in the commitment of playing on a Division 1 team, nor was she at that level, but is interested in possibly playing club soccer at Fairfield. </p>
<p>As far as merit aid there....three of my daughter's good friends were offered the 'Magis Scholarship' which was 20K/yr, for 4 years....which then was increased to 21K for at least 1 of the students! Their stats were very high...top 5% of the class, SATS 2000-2100, highly involved in co-curricular activities, etc.etc.etc. My daughter's SATs were 1860, top 15% of class, 4yr/3 season athlete, a few clubs that she was commited to for 4 yrs, and she got $7800. I think there is one other merit scholarship they offer which is around 12K. BUT, they do give very good institutional aid. We were pretty impressed with the grants she was given.</p>
<p>My daughter was also accepted to Stonehill and Quinnipiac, and did not receive as much merit OR financial aid. They are both known for not giving much financial aid. If I knew then, what I know now, there is so much I would do differently. Try checking out collegedata.com. I learned so much from that website. A couple of other resources are a book called 'Paying for College Without Going Broke' and Princeton Review's 'Best 373 Colleges' which gives the student's perspective on schools, as well as their rating in various important categories. Also, strongly encourage him to apply Early Action! Showing early and strong interest in a school really made a difference, I think, in how much merit aid she and her classmates received. </p>
<p>So far we have all loved everything about Fairfield and are anticipating a great educational experience, as well as an exciting campus life for our daughter! Let me know if you have any more questions about anything, and good luck!</p>