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  •  I don't doubt that some places try to (1+ / 0-)
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    El Sobrante

    do this garbage, but I have not seen it myself.  Of course, a flat rate (e.g. $10,000/yr.) scholarship does diminish in percentage if tuition increases.  Always make sure you read carefully and ask this question, but schools with good reputations dont'e do this - they won't keep their reputations for long.

    So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

    by illinifan17 on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 01:23:07 PM PDT

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    •  My experience is (1+ / 0-)
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      that schools with very good reputations (several top 20 liberal-arts colleges, some with 'need blind admission') do this.  People pay the "parental contribution" because they think it's a hard-and-fast formula... it is not.  If a college has the resources to pay for somebody's kid to go tuition free... why not put in a legwork to make it your kid?

      Make your free throws at the end of regulation, and you'll be ok.

      by El Sobrante on Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 01:45:11 PM PDT

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    •  I was a victim of this (2+ / 0-)
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      northsylvania, El Sobrante

      90 miles or so south of your illini.  I didn't see it in grad school because I paid for that out of pocket but it returned for med school.  I think it is a far more common occurrence than you think.  I have heard about it from others and was warned when I chose my undergrad with partial scholarship vs full rides elsewhere.  Unfortunately 'education' is a scam like any other industry.  

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