Two weeks ago, then I heard back six days later. I'm not sure how people are notified of an increase, but I got an email that reads:
Thank you for your formal request asking for a re-evaluation of your financial aid award package. The Committee on Scholarship has reviewed your request for reconsideration and, unfortunately, the initial decision has not changed.
Please know that your application and supporting documents were reviewed carefully and in their entirety. Please bear in mind, as a graduate student, you are allowed to borrow to replace your expected student contribution. We realize that this is not a perfect system and that this is a very difficult decision for you to make.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Director of Student Financial Services