babbage wrote:Quick question about grant aid:
I was admitted with a merit scholarship and haven't submitted my fafsa yet. Will the amount of money given to me in grant aid be affected by the merit scholarship I've already received?
How generous is UVA with grant aid anyway? Is it reserved only for students whose parents make less than say 100k?
Honestly, the typical "need-based aid" given is federal loans. Schools claim that grants and scholarships are awarded on "a determination of both merit and need" or something like that, but truthfully for the most part you should just expect to get loans from most schools, including UVA.
If you got a scholarship already, that's probably going to be the amount of money you'll be offered in total. Estimate your loans to be tuition+COL minus your existing scholarship.