How do I interpret the Merit-based Aid Summary?

Automatic Consideration: This indicates whether the institution automatically considers you for institutional scholarships when you submit your application. This will save you from having to do more paperwork.

Percent Without Need Receiving Aid: This is the percentage of undergraduates without demonstrated financial need that received merit aid. The higher this number the better.

Average Merit Aid Package: This is the average merit-aid package received by undergraduates award merit-aid.

Net Cost: This is the total cost of attendance less merit aid. Use this number to compare safety schools to give you a sense for relative cost.

Merit Scholarship Deadline: Some schools have specific deadlines you must meet in order to be considered for merit scholarships.

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