calidancer2 wrote:this is probably a dumb question but does ED pretty much guarantee no $$$? i think that's likely the highest-ranked school I have a shot at.
Yep, pretty much. On LSN, go to Applicants --> New Search and select a school and Early Decision as the application type. You can see stats and money. At Chicago, for example, a few ED applicants got 15k.
Unrelated: I wish one of the T6 schools offered summer start. I think only Mich and Duke offer it within the t14.