Hey y'all, I don't know if you mentioned other deadlines when you called financial aid this week, but I called on Monday telling them my deadlines were coming up and was told I'm in initial review and the mailing could take weeks. I preemptively emailed them my other offers a few hours later and got an email with my award in it today. I don't know how/why the decision got so fast-tracked, but try referring to deadlines and see what happens.
Thanks for the perspective! I called today and was told my application was in final review. Just curious, what other offers did you email them? I have decent offers from Michigan and NYU, but Michigan is significantly higher than NYU, and am trying to decide if I should just email them Mich's for now. I'm still trying to get NYU to take the bait and increase their offer, and I don't want to get low-balled by Columbia in the interim, particularly since I haven't seen their offer yet!
Also, I straight up just asked the person I spoke to if they could email me the offer since I have upcoming deadlines and she said they'd be happy to do so. No need to invent business trips or anything like that to get them to switch from snail mail to email.