Does applying for need-based aid affect merit scholarships?

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xtremenite
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Does applying for need-based aid affect merit scholarships?

Postby xtremenite » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:50 am

Title. At some schools like Cornell, I have the option to apply for merit or merit/need-based aid. Will it affect my merit scholarship at all if I send in my family's financial information and apply for need-based aid too?

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Re: Does applying for need-based aid affect merit scholarships?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:58 am

No, since they don't consider them separately. Merit scholarships are to entice you to come to that school; they won't lower that because they don't think you need as much money.




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