When son goes to school we’ll have a few kids in college at once. Finances will play a role in where he goes. A friend has a football playing son (I know, different sport). She said the school her son attends stacked athletic aid and academic merit aid so he got 80% covered. I was under the impression schools don’t stack merit and athletic aid. Is my friend’s situation common? This would be a game changer at how I look at private schools if they can give academic merit or financial aid on top of athletic money.
Also, our EFC is roughly 50% of the most expensive private schools anyway. If a school offers 50% in athletic money, and that is the same as they might have given in grant aid due to financial need, is there any chance they will offer the athletic scholarship PLUS some grant aid for financial need?
Thanks as always!