<p>Wonder if anyone could share their experiences for merit-based financial aid at Texas A&M. </p>
Ethnicity: Hispanic, mother born in Mexico
Attending a competitive Texas High School, top 3%. Heavy honors/AP course load
GPA 3.77 unweighted; 4.92 weighted.
AP Courses: 3 by end of junior year, 8 by graduation
PSAT: 213 (missed NM cutoff, however I am a National Hispanic Scholar).
First SAT: 2190 (1510 M+CR)
Debate team captain; National Honor Society; Student Council Vice President for Junior class, wrestling.</p>
<p>In talking with my parents, it seems that they can help me with up to $10k a year. Our EFC will probably not yield any need based financial aid. I will really look hard at schools that reward National Hispanic scholars. I would like to minimize the need for loans as much as I can. Thanks in advance for your help. </p>
<p>All comments to help me take the next steps are truly appreciated.</p>