HeavenWood wrote:I called Dean Price (anonymously), and she said that GMU's scholarship budget is so low, if she feels an applicant will likely not attend, she waitlists them. If she's "sure" they won't attend, she rejects them. I have to give her a lot of credit though, she was very candid and did offer to set up a time with me to go over my application to tell me why I was rejected.
What determines a scholarship budget? Is it endowments? Is it usual for a state school to have a lower scholarship budget than the norm?