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Knocking down barriers between you and your college acceptance letter
Knocking down barriers between you and your college acceptance letter

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Paying for college is often compared to buying a plane ticket. In a classroom, as in coach, there's a good chance you're surrounded by people who paid a different price than you did. With this variation in mind, colleges have long argued that their sticker prices are not a good measure of affordability.
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Many of those discounts go to middle-income families, and in some cases wealthier students, in the form of “merit” aid that’s meant to entice them to enroll.
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The alternative of improving primary-, middle- and high-school education for low-income and minority students so that they are better prepared for college and can better compete for merit-based aid isn’t part of the progressive package.
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The real scholarship money comes in the form of merit aid. A school will look at the student’s GPA and test scores and determine how much they want them to attend. Kids with really high scores get offered more aid.
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You should start planning for “doomsday” when you no longer have a database of prospects now. I’m not certain when “doomsday” occurs, but it’s coming.
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The financial aid eligibility determination process has evolved into a system that seems truly rigged against the majority of American families.
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The new Gateway Scholarship will offer $30,000 per year for four years and be open to first-year full-time students for fall 2017.
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Eighty percent of the respondents said institutions that fail to shift their admissions and financial aid cycle earlier will be at a competitive disadvantage relative to their peer institutions that do so.
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"Typically, your odds for merit aid are best at schools where your grades and test scores put you in the top 25% of the applicants pool."
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“Therefore, our findings indicate that despite public universities using merit aid to attract high-income students, that practice has not reached a level sufficient to skew the distribution of total indirect subsidies toward high-income students, nor has it resulted in high-income students receiving more aid per student at any type of public university.”
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