Transfer Financial Aid

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
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Transfer Financial Aid

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:06 am

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby toothbrush » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do transfers ever get scholarships? I have a big scholarship at my T1 school and really need to transfer due to personal, geographic reasons. However, I'm nervous to give up my scholarship and be paying sticker.

No, not a merit scholarship. I think certain places who do need based aid (HY) may consider transfers for need aid. But normally no aid is given.
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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby Nebby » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:15 pm

Georgetown offers need-based aid on really rare circumstances. I was given a 25k/year Dean's Tuition Grant.

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby BVest » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:01 pm

At UT you can apply for continuing student scholarships in summer before your third year, and based on the process, I suspect (but don't know) you can do so in your transfer summer, but I'm skeptical they'd give it to you. I did get money for 3L, though it was very, very little. Basically expect no money. If you get any, it's a bonus.

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby Meow Meowsworth » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:27 pm

Washington University in St. Louis and Arizona both give merit scholarships to transfer students, but they don't give anything close to a full ride typically.

Your best bet is to call the schools in the area you want to transfer to and ask. Several schools specifically state on their website that transfer students are not eligible for merit-based scholarships.

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby jessuf » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:17 pm

I got need-based and merit-based aid from GULC.

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby prelaw14 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:17 pm

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:48 pm

prelaw14 wrote:Thank you! Unfortunately I turned down a partial scholarship at a T-14 in the area I want to move to, and am really kicking myself for it now. I'm hoping to get in as a transfer, but it'd be really unfortunate to end up paying sticker.

are you receiving a large scholarship at your current school?

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:11 pm

I know a couple people who transferred into Yale and got substantially more money than they were getting at their old schools. But, you know, Yale.

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby prelaw14 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:13 pm

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:15 pm

prelaw14 wrote:Yeah, I'm receiving a full scholarship at my T1.

Eh so u transfer and get your first year free, not the worst thing

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby Nebby » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:20 pm

OP. You're in a good financial position. I recommend xfering. What schools are you looking at?

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby prelaw14 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:47 pm

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby thechinaman12 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:27 pm

It is cheaper for me to go to GTown in DC due to need-based aid I received in transferring, than it is for me to have stayed at my last school

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Re: Transfer Financial Aid

Postby prelaw14 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:40 pm

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