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Schools that offer need-based grants?

Schools that offer need-based grants?
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:24:30 PM »
Which schools offer need-based grants?  It seems that most schools don't, and only give funds for "merit-based scholarships" (i.e. index numbers). 

I know Hofstra and Chicago-Kent offer limited funds based on FAFSA.  Any other schools that you guys know of?

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Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 02:51:52 PM »
fordham. 

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Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 03:18:10 PM »
I think most schools offer need-based grants. They are generally limited and are not offered to you if you have received merit based aid.  I know that Tulane, Fordham, UConn, ND, USD, and Seton Hall do.

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Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 10:26:51 PM »
Many schools do ofer need-based grants of varing amounts. Out of the schools I applied to; Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, Boalt, Georgetown, Michigan and Chicago (I think) do.

Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2005, 10:44:47 PM »
penn st and its all based on your parents income

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Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 10:45:57 AM »
Most do, and it's generally based on the FAFA (your contribution) and the NeedAccess application/other school-specific document (parental contribution).

Of those for whom I paid the money for (needaccess fees) and did the paperwork for, Stanford and Columbia both give need based aid. Boalt, Northwestern and NYU offered combo merit-and-need-based money.

Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 10:50:48 AM »
American and Brooklyn do, if you file the need access by march 1st.  In my experience they're pretty good about it and American almost matched my merit aid from Kent.

Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 04:25:09 PM »
Cardozo, 4-5 K max. 

Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2005, 07:48:37 PM »
UH has several. I'm crossing my fingers.

Re: Schools that offer need-based grants?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2005, 08:55:40 AM »
NYLS 4,500 max per year through need access application.

Hofstra has institutional aid

Brooklyn need based aid through finacial aid application and need access application.

I believe most schools have need based aid or some type of institutional aid, just call the financial aid office for the school to find out how to apply.  I hope you do this soon, most aid is first come first serve until they run out of money.