Many tier 2 and 3 colleges will accept as many as 80% of the students who apply. Students meeting certain criteria (SAT scores and GPA) will be eligible for merit scholarship money on a first come, first served basis. If a student is willing to commit to the school with a cash deposit they have more leverage if they appeal their package to the college. A word of caution - the financial aid counselors do not react well if they feel that they are being treated like a car salesman. Colleges don't negotiate price with families,
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