List of colleges that offer guaranteed merit scholarships

by Grace

Hope Brinn at The Collegiate Blog has compiled a list of 65 colleges with guaranteed merit scholarships.  Here’s a sample.

Auburn University

In-State Cost of Attendance $26,548

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $42,292

  • $9,446/yr (full tuition) Must be an Alabama resident with at least a 30 ACT or 1330 SAT (M+CR) AND and at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $2,500/yr Must be an Alabama resident with a 28-29 ACT or 1250-1320 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $15,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 34-36 ACT or 1490-1600 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $10,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 31-33 ACT or 1360-1480 SAT score(M+CR)AND at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • $5,000/yr Must be a non-resident with a 29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT score (M+CR) AND at least a 3.5 GPA.

Miami University of Ohio

In-State Cost of Attendance $23,745

Out-of-State Cost of Attendance $28,917

  • Up to $28,625/yr See table for details.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Cost of Attendance $44,058/yr

  • $9,000-$15,000/yr Freshman applicants with combined SAT scores of 1950 or higher (or ACT composite of 28 or higher) and a secondary school rank in the top 20% at the end of junior year,OR combined SAT scores of 1860 or higher (or ACT composite of 27 or higher) and a secondary school rank in the top 10% at the end of junior year.

I spot-checked the list and found the information to be accurate, although some links were broken.  This list a great starting point for anyone seeking college merit money.

Related:  College merit aid is on the rise, and here’s a list of the most generous schools (Cost of College)

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