beachbum wrote:sdwhodat wrote:beachbum wrote:Hawkeye Pierce wrote:I remember a friend telling me that you had to apply for scholarship offers post-acceptance. Not sure about anything more than that, however.
This is correct. You have to fill out a separate scholarship form that will be used for merit and (if you choose to include certain income/financial details) need-based aid. (Yes, Duke really does give out need-based aid). IIRC, scholarship notifications started coming (on a rolling basis) near the end of the year last year. And Duke tends to be pretty generous.
Congrats to everyone who was accepted; I hope you all will consider attending.
How generous is "pretty generous?" We talking $20,000 a year generous or full tuition (combination merit/need) generous?
Full tuition is gonna be tough to swing, but Duke does offer its full-tuition (Mordecai) scholarship to a small group of "top" applicants every year. Based on your profile stats, I wouldn't be surprised if you get an invitation for that. (I believe you have to interview for it, though don't quote me on that). Otherwise, as far as I can tell, Duke tends to be a little more generous than its peers (specifically MVP).
With your stats, you'll get a substantial scholarship. Whether that scholarship is worth more than a smaller scholarship at, say, CCN is up to you. But I'm sure you'll have plenty of offers to compare.
And on a completely different note, two of my good buddies here went to Southern Miss. Hopefully we can roadtrip down there one of these days; seems like a pretty cool place.
Thanks for the info! And yes, Southern Miss is a very cool place and Hattiesburg is a really great place to live. I miss it I'm stuck in Tuscaloosa right now getting my masters. Not that UA is a BAD place, it's just the campus is bigger and much more crowded and the town is smaller with much less to do