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What is the Common Data Set?
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:19:20 PM »
...A school’s Common Data Set, Lieber said, can hold the answers you’re looking for. It’s a “strange, small-font” document often nowhere near the admissions or financial aid websites. Yet it’s something that nearly every school fills out, and it’s a PDF where all of the demographic and academic performance and on-campus experience data can live for the U.S. News and other college ratings and rankings services to access it.

Google “name of college Common Data Set” and look for Section H-2A. It’s there you’ll find some numbers on families who aren’t getting need-based aid, but the school is giving them money anyway.

“They don’t use the term ‘merit aid’ there. But that’s what they mean,” Lieber said...

https://www.marketplace.org/2021/01/26/price-you-pay-for-college-ron-lieber-merit-aid-financial-aid/

An example...
Howard University's Common Data Set (2019-2020)

https://ira.howard.edu/sites/ira.howard.edu/files/2020-08/Howard%20University%20CDS%202019-2020_Worksheets%20A%20to%20J.pdf
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 01:21:50 PM by klg14 »
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