It seems like Wooster is very generous with merit aid for non-need families. Are there specific scholarships (I see the Dean’s scholarship online)? Does the merit award just come with the acceptance letter? Do you have to negotiate more merit aid? My daughter is a junior and Wooster seems like it could be a good fit. But we’d need to get around 25k in merit aid to make it a realistic option.
Also - I don’t see how you could go early decision if you want/need the 25k in merit aid? Some have said that early decision doesn’t impact merit aid, and I see that almost no one is full pay at Wooster. But couldn’t the school just say no to all merit aid if you apply early decision and force to to full pay if you are a non-need family? Seems too risky to apply early decision unless you are willing to full pay (which we are not).