middlebear wrote:I just feel like it would be incredibly dumb to send an email out just about loans--we all know that we're going to be taking loans, and most of us know which kinds of loans we're getting already, unless you're international you pretty much already know--and make it appear to a portion of your admitted class they're not getting any scholarship aid if, in fact, you were planning on giving them aid. It's both incredibly confusing to all involved, and is sort of a guarantee to piss off people you want to come to your school.
And the fact that there is a big fat zero under gift aid to me seems... indicative that this is final. Maybe if there was a blank or n/a, but there is a number, and it is zero. And the UC system's broke. But who knows, maybe I would just run my financial aid office entirely differently.
I second this...I have a pessimistic feeling that it's final as well. I find it hard to believe that they still haven't made scholarship decisions after all these months, and then would blast an email announcement about the availability of financial aid without specifying that it's just need-based, etc. It's just weird that only a few matching people have heard? I never even got a "sorry sucks no matching" email
Edit: to add to this, does everyone with merit and/or matching offers see their awards posted on there?