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    Amongst CUNY, Queens College awards highest in merit aid

    Out of the five CUNY schools that award merit aid to incoming freshman, Queens College offers the most, according to College Board data analyzed by The New York Times. QC gives out an average of $8,300 in merit aid, while the other four CUNY schools mentioned in the data, which analyzed 600 nonprofit colleges and universities, give out numbers significantly lower than that. City College gives $2,485, Hunter College gives $1,884, College of Staten Island gives $1,015 and in smaller figures, City College of Technology gives only $510 on average, in merit aid. However City, Hunter and Staten Island award, on average, eight times as many students as QC does.…