16 October 2016

Colleges With Generous Merit Aid

Posted in Your College List, Affordability

Schools offering merit aid to 20% or more of incoming freshmen

moneyIn search of schools with generous merit scholarship programs?

Look no further.  

Here we've compiled a list of competitive 4-year institutions that offer merit aid to 20% or more of undergraduates.  Merit awards are typically not based on financial need but rather on academic performance and other qualities deemed desirable by the institution.  As such, they can make college more affordable for academically gifted students—especially those that are unlikely to qualify for need-based financial aid. 

Most of these schools automatically consider you for merit scholarships when you submit your application.  


Colleges and Universities Offering Generous Merit Aid

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School% Undergrads w/ Merit AidMerit Amount
Furman University46$ 26,764
Butler University44$ 20,213
Ave Maria University43$ 12,009
Quinnipiac University42$ 20,287
Whitman College42$ 16,330
Tulane University33$ 18,997
Oberlin College33$ 18,794
The University of Findlay32$ 21,327
Franciscan University of Steubenville32$ 8,521
Millsaps College31$ 26,359
Berry College31$ 21,079
Beloit College30$ 40,142
Goucher College30$ 26,947
Kenyon College29$ 15,854
College of Charleston29$ 13,287
Washington & Jefferson College26$ 31,577
Bethel University - MN26$ 18,016
Heidelberg University24$ 23,837
Dickinson College24$ 21,542
University of Mount Union24$ 16,669
Ohio State University - Marion24$ 2,252
Walsh University20$ 16,989
Harvey Mudd College20$ 14,147

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