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$ symbol clarification

ldpfkd

Hi,

Just wanted to clarify what the '$' symbol means in the application threads. You often see the decisions/fiannicaial aid listed as the following example

GSD- In with $$$$  /  UIC - In with $$  /  UPenn- In with $

What exactly are the amounts that the dollar symbols are denoting? 

 
Jun 13, 20 8:51 pm
Non Sequitur

typically represents the amount of scholarships received or expected cost of tuition.  

Jun 13, 20 9:30 pm  · 
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5839

There's no standardized amount per dollar symbol, if that's what you're asking.  They just denote each poster's idea of the impressiveness or magnitude of the amount of financial aid and/or merit-based grants offered.  For example four dollar signs might mean anything from a better-than-expected amount to a full or nearly full ride.  One dollar sign might mean anything from a token grant of a few thousand dollars to a large amount but one that's comparatively less than other schools offered that applicant.

Jun 13, 20 9:30 pm  · 
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ldpfkd

cheers! that was helpful! always wondered what the exact amounts they may be referring to. 

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