Accepting financial aid

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CaptainCrunch
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Accepting financial aid

Postby CaptainCrunch » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Pretty straight forward. If I accept a financial aid offer is that tantamount to a promise to go to that school? In other words, should I now withdraw from the places where I am waitlisted?

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Notor
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Re: Accepting financial aid

Postby Notor » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Why don't you just ask the school instead of random people on the internet

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Re: Accepting financial aid

Postby CaptainCrunch » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:26 pm

Because I figured I'd get something other than a snarky comment.

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Xnegd
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Re: Accepting financial aid

Postby Xnegd » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:30 pm

I don't think you have to withdraw

My friend was accepted at USC and I 'think' he accepted their financial aid and sent in all his info in. I know he defiately gave them their deposit. He just got off Berkeley's waitlist and torpedoed to accept and tell USC he changed his mind. It all seams to be working out for him.

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Re: Accepting financial aid

Postby Great Satchmo » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:34 pm

CaptainCrunch wrote:Pretty straight forward. If I accept a financial aid offer is that tantamount to a promise to go to that school? In other words, should I now withdraw from the places where I am waitlisted?


No, not as far as I've experienced.

I accepted an offer, signed the MPN, and then later that day got off a WL and accepted that. I emailed financial aid at the school I was withdrawing from, let them know, and they responded letting me know they cancelled the award and to have a good day.

I'd check, but I'm pretty sure most places won't have any issues.




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