Financial Aid Package Rundown

This is likely the most important and substantive post throughout my entire college admissions adventure. I’ll just jump right into it. I’m just going to give some details and analysis – withholding certain data that I feel the need to keep confidential. The Costs for 2008-2009 include room, board, and meal plans.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Cost for 2008-2009 Year: $50,535

Total Grants & Scholarships: $20,000
Federal Loans & Work-Study: $9,500

Unmet Need: $21,035

Lehigh University

Cost for 2008-2009 Year: $49,540

Total Grants & Scholarships: $30050
Federal Loans & Work-Study: $5,200

Unmet Need: $14,290

Lafayette College

Cost for 2008-2009 Year: $47,400

Total Grants & Scholarships: $36,350
Federal Loans & Work-Study: $11,000

Unmet Need: $50

Tufts University

Cost for 2008-2009 Year: Redacted.

Total Grants & Scholarships: Redacted.
Federal Loans & Work-Study: Redacted.

Unmet Need: Redacted.

I’m not comfortable with the packages RPI and Lehigh gave me at all.

As we all know, I obviously love Lafayette. I have not visited Tufts yet, however. Because their package is by far the best I’ve received, I’ll be paying them a visit very soon.

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