Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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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
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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?
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Renaissance and Global Scholars
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Fight to the Top *Update*
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Fight to the Top

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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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?

By Jason Buitrago, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Scenario: You’ve been admitted to the U of R and you’ve applied for need-based financial aid. Roughly 7-10 business days after receiving your admissions notification, you receive an e-mail prompting you to sign in to FAOnline, the University’s student financial aid portal. You dutifully sign in, and[…]

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Renaissance and Global Scholars

How cool would it be if one day you got to go on a trip with students not only from all over the United States, but also from all over the world? The trip might allow you to ask questions of people that live in places you have only seen on TV, read about or[…]

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Fight to the Top *Update*

Jonathan Vazquez is stepping out in the spotlight these days and with good reason.  His story of hard work and accomplishment is an example that anyone could learn from.   A week after the University of Rochester officially honored its commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team, Rochester’s local news station, 13 WHAM News, ran a[…]

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Fight to the Top

On January 5th, 2010, Coach Tim Hill and members of the Geneva Boxing Team were presented with a check to officially mark the scholarship commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team and the University of Rochester.  Last November, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition aired an episode that featured the Hills, a Geneva family known for helping at-risk[…]

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