The End of the Full College Scholarship?

October 4, 2013

When a student gets private scholarships—from a corporation or community group, say—some schools will actually scale back their own aid offering. In other cases, even when aid is enough to cover every penny of financial need, some schools require students to still pay a portion of the college bill out of their own pockets. These policies are in place at roughly 10 out of the 61 colleges surveyed in a report released last month by the National Scholarship Providers Association, a nonprofit that represents scholarship providers.