drevo wrote:Thank you so much. This is exactly what I was looking for. Also, they say the deadline is March 1st for need based documents to be submitted, but then it also says "or as soon as you are admitted." I should hopefully be able to coordinate all the parental documents and what not before the 1st but it seems like this deadline isn't really too hard if they are still accepting people and not making decisions until April. Is that more or less the case?
Hey, no problem. I got a lot of help/info from this board when I was applying last year so it makes sense to offer some back.
It's not a hard deadline, but if you get them in before March 1 you're likely to get an aid offer back slightly sooner. That said, I don't think there's any rolling decision basis prior to March 1 for the need-based documents, so as long as you have it in around that time you'll be okay. Like you said, they'll definitely still be accepting people throughout April and later, so a lot of it's just them notifying you about when they'll start considering financial aid - no one'll ever be barred from financial aid consideration, as I understand it.
I got all my documents in around the middle of March (I had to wait for my parents' tax returns to come through) and heard back by the second week of April.