My son has expressed an interest in UNC. My mother got her master's from there back in the late 1940s, so I suppose it would be kind of neat for him to go there (I have a photo of Eleanor Roosevelt speaking to one of her classes, and Andy Griffith was a student at the time who was convinced he would never be a success as an actor because of his accent).
My son is a good student. He currently has a 34 ACT; he hopes for a 36 but I would guess he'll only have a 35 before he graduates. I hope that he'll make the National Merit cutoff in three weeks. But from what I've read on the school's website, there seems to be virtually no merit aid. Likewise, a lot of schools are generous with OOS fee waivers for top students, but that doesn't seem to be the case with UNC.
Am I correct on this? My son had been pressing me for a campus visit, but when I told him this he lost interest. I suspect we are too rich for need-based aid and too poor to spend a fortune on college. Thanks!