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Subject:  Re: financial aid Date:  7/12/2013  3:59 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  8057 of 8482

1poorguy: "Nice find, JAFO!"

You are welcome.

Seems not all schools are quite so detailed in their info, though. I was poking around Wellesley and only found this:

Not replete with detail. Though good to know that substantial aid is possible."

Seven Sisters school.

You can also look to see whether Admissions is need blind (a good thing) and whether the wchools meets all calculated need (good, but not as much as it sounds because EFC can be larger than you like and part of the need might be met by loans).

Also, as another poster noted, you will never really know the full aid package unless you apply and are admitted.

As long as you are clear with your D, I would not automatically omit any very favorite school on the bases of posted costs (because posted costs are kind of like hotel rooms costs posted on the door of each room in that they oftern bear little relationship to reality). Also, some schools tack on way more in fees, which are not disclosed in tuition advertisements, but are sometimes chraged by the class hour [which smells like tuition to me] as opposed to a flat rate fee [e.g., $75 per semester to use the on campus recreatin faciliteies]).

Regards, JAFO
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