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Kind of resume for a full ride here?

GuessME5GuessME5 Registered User Posts: 364 Member
I'm seriously considering Temple University. What are the stats / profile that gets a full ride here for an expat/OOS? How generous is Temple in need based aid?

Replies to: Kind of resume for a full ride here?

  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,289 Senior Member
    Probably the same sort of resume for the other schools you're asking about.

    Full rides are NOT as common as you might think.
  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri Registered User Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    I think Temple recently made a change to their grant policy to make them competitive, so it will take more than high stats to get aid from them. Merit awards sometimes have a need component, so read their eligibility requirements carefully. If they require your dad's income for merit aid or the CSS Profile for need based grants, they're probably going to be a financial reach for you.
  • GuessME5GuessME5 Registered User Posts: 364 Member
    Temple (as of today) is a FAFSA only school and doesn't inquire about non custodial parent.
  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri Registered User Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    edited May 14
    Do they offer any full rides? I know as recently as a few years ago they had tuition scholarships, but they scaled back the number and size of their grants.
  • GuessME5GuessME5 Registered User Posts: 364 Member
    They mention nothing about grant / scholarship amounts on their site. The NPC isn't of any help either. Just came across other posters who did get considerable - full aid here. So wanted to know what made them get that money.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 71,620 Senior Member
    @GuessME5

    You are an OOS student for Temple...so keep that in mind as well.

    The school used to have guaranteed merit...but no longer has it.

    Do you have a perfect SAT or ACT score...and a perfect GPA? Start there, because many applying for competitive scholarships will have this.
  • jnkam24jnkam24 Registered User Posts: 520 Member
    Also, why they do offer full tuition scholarships top students, THEY DO NOT offer full rides at all.
  • GuessME5GuessME5 Registered User Posts: 364 Member
    I do have a perfect SAT score and GPA. Other aspects of application are also great.

    So was wondering how much would Temple offer, an email to them hasn't been of much help. Hoping any current Temple students/parents/alumni would chime in.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 71,620 Senior Member
    edited May 14
    @GuessME5

    Apply and see. Really...there is no way to give you an answer. Apply and see what you get.

    Did you take the PSAT? Any chance you are in the running for NMF?
  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri Registered User Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    They used to have scholarship amounts on their website. Did they take it down?
  • jnkam24jnkam24 Registered User Posts: 520 Member
    @austinmshauri yes, because beginning with the class of 2021 they no longer have guaranteed scholarships for stats.

    OP you just need to apply. Nobody at Temple is going to venture a guess as to what if any scholarship you may get.
  • GuessME5GuessME5 Registered User Posts: 364 Member
    Have not taken PSAT/NMSQT. I wasn't aware of it until my current senior year. I see it has to be taken in junior year.
  • stencilsstencils Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    For entering students Fall 2017, the cutoff for full tuition merit was around a 34 ACT, based on limited accepted student feedback here. Temple used to do automatic awards, but moved away from that starting with the fall 2017 class. The threshold will move from year to year.

    Full tuition is the top offer, that's the President's Scholar Award. There is no full ride merit-based scholarship (including room, board, books, and fees) at Temple.

    I didn't follow that stats for Fall of 2018 applicants.
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