kelc213 wrote:Hate to jump backwards but someone was mentioning the chances of getting scholarship $ as ED admits..
From what I heard when I visited UVA (prior to applying,) Jason Dugas himself said more or less that ED applicants tend to be reaching for UVA, and subsequently don't get offered a ton of scholarship for that reason, coupled with the fact that they're already bound to the school. That being said, he mentioned some sensational cases where ED students were granted sizable scholarships, but I'd say that's definitely not the norm. He said this to prospective students in an informal Q&A session.
His advice was more or less: applying ED? be prepared to pay sticker.
Interesting, when I attended in the summer of 09, I heard the opposite - i.e. that ED applicants would be treated identically, otherwise they'd see a drop in people using ED.
Of course, if someone's a reach, they can't expect a large scholarship. Still, if numbers are equal, it's a bit disappointing for someone who would have been admitted RD to be penalized simply because they looked for early certainty in the decision making process.