Assuming I'm named a NMF I should get the half tuition scholarship, which I know isn't stackable with deans and I'm not eligible for most of the other merit scholarships. Therefore, how does the NMF Award factor into the financial aid I'll receive? Will it be easier to cover the COA because half of tuition is paid or will it just be proportional as if USC is cheaper? Using USC's FA calculator, I should have an EFC of about 5k or less. Does anyone know of the financial aid packages of previous NMF with similar EFC's?