BruceWayne wrote:Desert Fox wrote:I doubt that group is as small as you are making it out to be.
Not trying to be a jackass but the people who have parents who make that much money (WELL into the six figures) are probably getting financial assistance from their parents anyway.
I got into HYS. My parents make mid-5 figures. I didn't get any need-based aid. They certainly were not helping me pay. The threshold to get $0 of need aid is far lower than well into six figures.
So, I took the full ride at Northwestern. I was the last year before the ED option. That being said, I do not think I would've gone for the ED option. For me, it would've been tough to make that decision prior to seeing all the options (other acceptances and scholarships).
Anecdotal, but that may be a reason why the ED option is not as popular as might be expected.