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UNC has no merit aid or OOS waivers, do they?
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!