Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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Apply for the Simon Scholars Case Competition by Jan 1st
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3 Tips on Getting Financial Aid
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Getting to Know Your Financial Aid Blogger
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Financial Aid Office Sneak Peek
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Think 1,500 days from now
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Remember oUR Name
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”
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Who’s This Guy?
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”
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A Note about Financing UR

Apply for the Simon Scholars Case Competition by Jan 1st

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director of Admissions for Special Interest Programs Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director of Admissions for Special Interest Programs. I not only travel and read applications like other counselors in our office, but I also get to work with new program development in areas[…]

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3 Tips on Getting Financial Aid

With many students visiting campus, the main question I hear from parents and students is, “How can I get financial aid?” (which is actually pretty fitting since I work in financial aid).  1. Use the Net Price Calculator. Even though I can’t tell each student what they may potentially receive once they apply, I can[…]

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Getting to Know Your Financial Aid Blogger

Who am I? For starters, my name is Hali Skaggs. I am one of the financial aid counselors at the University of Rochester. I have been working in the financial aid world for about five years, with a year and a half at UR. I love the city of Rochester as well as the diversity[…]

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Financial Aid Office Sneak Peek

by Jason Buitrago Greetings incoming fall 2012 students! As you all enjoy your last summer before officially becoming UR students, we’ve been über busy in the Financial Aid Office getting ready for you all! It really is such a great time of year setting the stage for your first semester! Here is just a sneak[…]

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Think 1,500 days from now

by Jason Buitrago For the first time ever in American history, the U.S. Census revealed that 30% of adults older than 25 had a college degree. Slightly over a decade ago, that number was less than 25%. This is significant progress in the push for Americans to obtain their college degree. As millions of high[…]

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Remember oUR Name

The latest video created by Rochester's Office of Admissions gives prospective students facts and figures about the University with a hip-hop twist. Released on Wednesday, March 7, the video features popular campus a cappella group the Midnight Ramblers rapping in more than 20 locations, including the iconic Rush Rhees Library, I.M. Pei–designed Wilson Commons, and[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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Who’s This Guy?

by Jason Buitrago My name is Jason Buitrago, and I’m one of the assistant directors in the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester. I’m also a UR alumnus, a city resident, a counselor, a graduate student, and an avid fan of pretty much anything on Bravo TV. I hail from the land of[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

Soon, a new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Meanwhile, mining this year’s data reveals some rules of thumb about how the mythical “average” admitted student succeeded in earning a scholarship this year. Warnings about interpreting these data: UR doesn’t use a final scholarship formula.[…]

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A Note about Financing UR

By Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Greetings, and congratulations again to those who have been admitted. As I reported to the Wall Street Journal on February 18, it’s not clear whether UR will remain “need-blind” for the entire entering Class this year. We know at least 97% of admitted, eligible students are[…]

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