Geneva wrote:sailboat wrote:Got my "need-based" aid email today: nothing.
I kind of wonder if this is because I applied way late, or because it's really merit aid they're dishing out, or what. My undergrad and HLS both considered me to be in the highly needy category, so I have a hard time believing Berkeley looked at the same numbers and figured my family can actually afford to pay sticker.
aw, that is a shame! question: are you technically considered a URM? i've heard rumors that berkeley gives strong preference to URMs when dispensing aid. again, these are only rumors from friends of mine, so idk how true they are. just throwing out one possibility.
I'm not URM and got a sizable merit scholarship last year. I know one person is not a trend but just thought I would add to the pool of anecdotes...