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Subject: Re: financial aid Date: 7/12/2013 12:21 PM
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1poorguy: "I haven't seen all the flyers 1poorkid has received. I did see one for this one:

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/......

Seems like a good school, from what little I can see. Decent class size, ranked #27 (among regional universities, if I read it right). Rates as "selective" in their admissions."


Not commenting upon that particular school, but I have learned that one has to really dig through the school webite looking for information.

For example, I found - - -


http://admissions.wwu.edu/tuition/t_scholarship.html#merit

Out of State Student Scholarships


Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

The WUE Scholarship is a highly competitive four-year merit-based scholarship for incoming freshman who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah or Wyoming. Beginning Fall 2012, new recipients of the WUE Scholarship will receive an $8,000 reduction in non-resident tuition. WUE selection is based on information provided in the application for admission, including cumulative GPA, test scores and rigorous coursework. Priority is given to students with a 3.8 unweighted GPA or above. No separate application is necessary. Transfer students are not eligible. Learn more…

Western Achievement Award (WAA)

The Western Achievement Award is a competitive four-year merit-based scholarship for incoming freshman who are not residents of Washington State. Recipients of the WAA scholarship receive a $4,000 reduction in non-resident tuition each year. WAA selection is based on information provided in the application for admission, including cumulative GPA, test scores and rigorous coursework. Priority is given to students with above a 3.6 unweighted GPA. No separate application is necessary. Transfer students are not eligible. Learn more…

Western Award for Excellence (WAE)

The Western Award for Excellence is a highly competitive four-year merit-based scholarship for incoming freshman who are not residents of Washington State or one of the 14 states eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange. Beginning Fall 2012, new recipients of the WAE Scholarship will receive an $8,000 reduction in non-resident tuition WAE selection is based on information provided in the application for admission, including cumulative GPA, test scores and rigorous coursework. Priority is given to students with a 3.8 unweighted GPA or above. No separate application is necessary. Transfer students are not eligible. Learn more…

It appears that no separate applications are necessary, but unless (1) you apply and get admitted, you might never known, unless before applying you really dig through the school website.

I have found once school that waives out-of-state tuition for non-residents with good grades and board scores, and another that has a grid box where the better board scores, the larger the scholarship.

Regards, JAFO
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