Jazzy Posted February 13, 2018 Share Posted February 13, 2018 (edited) I am trying to narrow down ds' list. He wants to go to college but says he doesn't care where he goes so I'm making the list based on finances, and he'll choose from whatever options are reasonable. We have a high EFC so we are looking to get merit scholarships. Is the following combo sufficient: Safeties 1. good community college w/2 year transfer agreements to great schools 2. very good university, affordable if he commutes, offers competitive tuition scholarship that would allow him to live on campus (ds' stats are right in the middle for this school) Match 1. good state university w/automatic aid that should make it affordable, also offers competitive full tuition plus 2 yrs R&B scholarship (ds' stats in top 10%), we have 2 family members who have gone here and had good experiences Reaches 1. small liberal arts school that offers competitive full ride (tuition, room & board, study abroad), otherwise unaffordable (ds' stats in top 5%) 2. big state university where ds could get some automatic aid, but would need to win a competitive departmental scholarship to make it affordable (ds' stats in top 10%) 3. same as #2 (stats in top 25%) 4. same as #2, but OOS w/tuition waiver (stats in top 10%) 5. same as # 3 (stats in top 25%) Is this a good list? There are 3 safeties I can add where could definitely get in and we could definitely afford it (1 commuting, 2 residential), but I'm not crazy about the schools and have received negative feedback on two of them. Should he apply to these also just to be on the safe side? Do I need to continue looking for options? Edited February 13, 2018 by Jazzy 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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