Follow the money

Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook

SAU is a little stingy with scholarship money. Take their National Merit scholarship, for example:

  • It's only good for 100% tuition for one year. After that, it's 50% for the next 3 years.

  • You have to maintain a 3.8 gpa to keep it.

At the last university I attended, maintaining a 3.8 gpa would have been a walk in the park; there, an A- counts as a 4.0 on your gpa. Unfortunately, at Southern, an A- counts as a 3.7, so I have to maintain a >A- gpa to retain even a 50% scholarship.

Andrews, in contrast, offers a full 100% tuition scholarship for all four years, and you only have to maintain a 3.25 gpa. (As I understand it, this is pretty much the norm among other colleges -- Southern's policy is rather unusual)

And they have a real winter, too!

And now for something completely unrelated. Go listen to the following songs:

Solitaire - Suzanne Vega
All In All - Lifehouse
Mrs. Robinson - Jake Shimabukuro
Better After All - Jonatha Brooke
Somebody More Like You - Nickel Creek


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