Schools known for being generous with aid

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donzoli
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Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby donzoli » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:59 pm

What schools outside of the top 30 are known for being generous with their aid? I know a lot of factors go into the decision, but as a general rule or broad stereotype, which schools tend to give the most aid?

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby lawschooliseasy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:00 pm

Cooley.

Edit to incorporate an actual response: Georgia generally gives out quite a bit of merit aid if you're above their medians. Also, Alabama is a good place to look (although ranked #30)

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby donzoli » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:16 pm

deadatheist wrote:old.... but bump and see?
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Thanks for the link. Looks like that was for last years cycle. How is this year looking for everyone, similar to last years list?

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby donzoli » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:55 pm

No one has any anecdotal input? Come on its Friday night, its not like we have anything better to do.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby holydonkey » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Illinois seems pretty awesome about this. Only aid offer I've actually received so far (others have not sent this information yet), and their offer was 30k a year. Lots of people seem to have gotten similar awards.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:41 am

Wake Forest. If you are above median, you can probably get some good money.

They gave me $18K a year.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby EzraStiles » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:52 am

WashU in St. Louis is, much like their undergrad, pretty good at giving money to kids who are too good for them.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby donzoli » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:48 am

Thanks for the replies, keep em coming

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby ShibaDan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:03 am

Does anyone know what schools are generous with need aid? I'm still confused as to how that works since it seems everyone takes out hundreds or thousands in loans

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby dreman510 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:47 am

Brooklyn, St Johns

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby adameus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:21 pm

Not sure about schools, but your mother was very generous with me last night.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby lawschooliseasy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:06 pm

adameus wrote:Not sure about schools, but your mother was very generous with me last night.


Really? She was greedy with me. I kept giving it to her and she just hollered for more.

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Re: Schools known for being generous with aid

Postby swc65 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 pm

I am curious about the need-based part too. I was kind of counting on my school (Columbia, ED) to be generous with that! I have heard that they are but I have not gotten my package yet.




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