paratactical wrote:swfangirl wrote:paratactical wrote:swfangirl wrote:1) POOR PEOPLE CAN AFFORD THE IVY LEAGUE DUE TO VERY GENEROUS FINANCIAL AID. In fact, it's often cheaper than their state school alternative.
Yeah, I know people here who say that when they crunched the numbers, going here was cheaper than going to their state school...because they were given free tuition, health insurance, room, and board, and given funds for travel to/from, books, and personal expenses. And the amount allotted for some of that (travel, food, books, personal expenses) even exceeded what they needed. I don't quite get why people don't believe this.
Because you're talking about one school as if that evidence makes it true everywhere when that is not the case at all.
I don't think it's a stretch what is true for one of 8 is true for all 8 when this specific school is one of the poorest of the entire league. I'm not talking about HYP--they're known to be the most generous by far. The very poor get full rides at all 8 and I say this with absolute certainty.
ETA: This doesn't apply if you're international. This applies domestically.