“Need-Blind” & “Full-Need” Institutions
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Felician College has restructured its undergraduate scholarship awards, which are renewable for up to four years of study. Students are not required to take the SAT or ACT in order to receive an award.
- Freshmen scholarships: from $ 9,000 to full tuition, based on either high school grade point average (GPA) or SAT score
- Transfer scholarships: from $ 8,000 to $ 16,500, based on cumulative GPA from any college or university in the world from which the student transfers.
For more information please see: http://www.felician.edu.
- Lake Forest College guarantees every well-qualified admitted international student a Global Enrichment scholarship award of $ 15,000 per year ($ 60,000 over four years). Forester Scholarships, ranging from $ 3,000 to $ 8,000, recognize a dedication to academics, the arts, sciences and community. Scholarship awards will be prioritized for those students who submit their Forester Scholarship application with their application for admissions. Majoring in a particular area is not a requirement of any of these scholarships.
For more information go to: http://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/international/.
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Most U.S. colleges and universities can only promise a limited amount of funding even to well-qualified students. Therefore, many institutions will consider financial need as part of the admission decision, not wishing to admit students to whom they cannot offer enough financial aid.
Some U.S. colleges and universities are “need-blind” and do not look at what funding students need in deciding whether or not to admit them, though they may not always be able to provide all the funding that a student is seeking.
A very few institutions with large endowments can afford to have a “full-need” policy, not considering need in admission and then providing needed tuition funding to all admitted students. There are only six colleges that are need-blind and full-need for all applicants, even international students.
These include Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Princeton University, Yale University, and Amherst College. For more on need-blind and full-need universities, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need-blind_admission.