Merit Aid

"Public Ivies" or the very best state universities

on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM in Merit Aid, College Search, College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

Where are your chances of admission highest among the best public universities?

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Merit Aid - Links to Institutional Grants

on Sep 08, 2016 at 08:21 PM in Merit Aid, College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

This list of merit scholarships at many of the country’s top national universities (not liberal arts colleges) may require a separate application (sometimes not), but the extra work is worth it- many of these scholarships are full rides and then some!

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Merit Aid- 50 Best Colleges per Money Magazine

on Sep 08, 2016 at 08:06 PM in Merit Aid, College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

The 50 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid: if your family makes too much to qualify for need-based aid but you still want help with college costs, consider these schools, all of which land in the top half of MONEY's rankings, and have merit aid budgets. Their average merit grant is at least $6,000 a year, and at least 20% of undergraduates are awarded one. Typically, your odds for merit aid are best at schools where your grades and test scores put you in the top 25% of the applicants pool.

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