washingtonian wrote:washingtonian wrote:
i hope this isn't a stupid question.... what happens if you submit Need Access late? or can you just not submit after Feb. 1 at all? I didn't realize Chicago had this deadline... just got in, which I completely didn't expect, and now I'm freaking out about aid.
I had the exact same issue. I didn't expect to get in and figured that no financial aid documents could possibly be due this early. So I was shocked to see this Feb 1st deadline on their site. So I dug around and found that they accept NeedAccess forms after Feb 1st, but only as long as need-based scholarship funds are available. I'm sure those who submit soon after the deadline will be ok, but I wouldn't wait too long, because I'm sure these need-based scholarship funds dry up quickly.
thanks very much for this information! i submitted this morning, so hopefully it works out OK.
I called the financial aid office this morning and I told her I submitted the NeedAccess on 2/6, because I wasn't admitted until 2/5. I asked if submitting it after the Feb 1st deadline would hurt my chances at need-based aid. She specifically told me that the Feb 1st deadline doesn't apply to me if I was admitted on 2/5 because it wasn't expected that I file anything before admitted.