Tag: merit-based aid

Types of College Financial Aid


How your financial need is met is as important as how much of it is met. Consider final out-of-pocket costs rather than total offered. read more

Financial Aid at Public Colleges and Universities: Funding Your Future

Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone. read more

Can I get scholarships or merit awards as a transfer student?


Merit-based scholarships, including Phi Theta Kappa awards, are sometimes offered to incoming transfer students based on strong academic credentials. Check the websites of the colleges you're considering to see their policies on scholarships. read more

Introduction to the CSS/PROFILE


The CSS/PROFILE is a standard form, similar to the FAFSA. However, schools can supplement the form with hundreds of their own questions. read more