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UC Merced awards $28M in gift aid for 2009-10

POSTED September 25, 2009 11:32 p.m.
UC Merced’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has awarded more than $28 million in grants and scholarships to 2,230 undergraduate students for the 2009-10 school year.
Gift aid comes from both public and private entities. It can be used to pay a variety of school-related expenses, depending on the requirements set forth by the agency offering the scholarship or grant.
“In response to the current economic situation, UC Merced continues to make attending college affordable to eligible students,” said Kevin Browne, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management. “Concern over expenses is the worst possible reason not to attend a UC. If a student meets UC admission requirements, he or she deserves to be here, and we can help. We have been able to offer competitive gift-aid packages to almost 75 percent of our enrolled students.”

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