While they offer wonderful merit scholarships for high achieving students, anywhere up to $18,000+ per year approximately, it is contingent on maintaining a 3.0 average, i.e. a grade of 83-86 average. That may sound like an easy thing for kids pulling 4.0 and higher in highschool in honors courses, but it can be very misleading. In any of the Science and Engineering majors, the initial courses have many kids losing their scholarship after the first year. The kids find themselves under this incredible pressure on top of all the usual pressures away from home, because they all talk about it. So unless you can still afford that additional amount for the following three years, this should be a calculation you make when accepting here, over another affordable option for your family.