A high GPA can earn you $100k+ in college merit aid

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • Keep the change, folks! This "public Ivy" just replaced existing student loans with free money. Which one?
  • SATs are a relic of the past. But College Board just changed our lives again. How?
  • Can a high GPA really earn you $100k more in merit aid? Here's what research says.

January 19, 2021 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Have loans in your 2020-2021 financial aid package? No more. UNC Chapel Hill is converting those to grants. Grants do not need to be rep...

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