While UM wasn't my son's first choice, it is moving up the list fast as he realizes that mom and dad make too much to get need-based aid, but don't make enough to send him to his top engineering school (Cornell). Does anyone have experience in knowing what type of package may be presented? He doesn't want to get his hopes up given the price tag at UM. Our in-state schools are good, but not great in his field of engineering.
A few details:
National Merit Semi-finalist/ no reason to believe he wouldn't make finalist
Unweighted GPA: 3.9; Weighted 4.4
All honors throughout HS
3 Dual enrollment classes (two classes of Calculus and Prob/Stats)
9 APs when finished with sr year (all 5s except AP Spanish, which was a 4)
Very active in community service, athletics, art and languages
Hispanic (probably doesn't mean much for those gaining entry to UM though?)
Thanks in advance for anyone who can give some insight.