Well, that would completely kick a$$. I think its pretty rare, and that person most definitely would had to have qualified for need-based aid, which I think my parents messed up for me.fullefect1 said:I was reading the other day of a decent applicant, non-superstar, who recieved a full scholarship. Not sure if it was this year or last, but, how many of these do they give out?
Unfortunately, I don't think it works that way. They will treat you as a total out-of-stater; you still would have a pretty good shot at admission, depending on your MCAT score, but you would have to pay out of state tuition. I think that most of the people who apply from out of state are lower-end applicants who think that WSU is an easier school to get into. So, as out-of-state applicants go, I think you'd be one of the interviewed ones. If you like Wayne, I'd say keep the MI residency and you've got about a 60-70% chance of acceptance.IcedCube said:anyways, i'm wondering if i can apply to wayne as a cali resident but tell them that i'm a "former" MI resident who only recently moved out of MI. will they treat my app as a 100% out of stater or maybe be a little more lenient on the out of state status? I sorta want to put my eggs in TWO baskets (CA and MI).
My familiy expected contribution will probably be zero. As an in state resident, what would my financial aid package look like (if i get in)?ddmoore54 said:Keep in mind that 85-90% of Wayne students are MI residents, which puts you at a real disadvantage when applying as an out of stater. Also, CA applicants are a dime a dozen since there are so many of them, it certainly wouldn't be something unique to your application. If you really are interested in Wayne, you best bet would be to not change your residency.
You may want to tell them. I have a friend who did not get into med school right after college and he started working in illinois (moved from MI). As he was doing research in IL, he established residency in IL. When he applied to MSU he told them his situation and they considered him an instate resident. He was accepted to MSU 2 weeks later and only had to pay instate tuition.IcedCube said:i have a mini dilemma. right now i'm a MI resident but moving to LA in a few weeks. I was planning on applying as a Cali resident, forgoing my MI status. I dont know my chances at UCs (3.8, 3.6 MS, unspectacular ECs, interesting post grad experiences, just took mcats) but i know i have a good shot at wayne state (i think, based on what my wayne st friends tell me). i'm actually really attracted to wayne state (great clinical education @ henry ford, beaumont, etc).
anyways, i'm wondering if i can apply to wayne as a cali resident but tell them that i'm a "former" MI resident who only recently moved out of MI. will they treat my app as a 100% out of stater or maybe be a little more lenient on the out of state status? I sorta want to put my eggs in TWO baskets (CA and MI).
You should definitely qualify for need-based aid, which is a package consisting of $6,000 in grant money and something like $7,000 in interest-free loans. I have heard that you can qualify even if your parents make $50,000 or more, depending on how many dependants they have. Good luck.IcedCube said:does anyone have more specific $$$ regarding need based grants? my parents make less than 20k.