SupraVln180 wrote:DeeCee wrote:Jeffro wrote:It's tough to call. I have submitted a request for an increased scholly at another school and was told in person by their Director of Admissions that paying the deposit would greatly influence their Scholarship Committee to grant my request (the Director is not part of said Committee, as I understand it). Although there's always the chance UNC will just think they have got you so they don't need to offer you anything, I think it will just confirm how committed you are. I think UNC has a lot of very committed applicants who readily respond to offers of admission (above and beyond what many schools even dream about - this thread, for instance) so they would not necessarily write you off for depositing now.DeeCee wrote:I have a question for anyone who might want to speculate. I'm ready to pay my deposit (just got my tax refund so I've got the extra cash for right now), but should I wait until I hear about scholarships? Once I put down my deposit, would there be less of an incentive for them to consider me for scholarships, or does it not matter either way?
Do you think this is something worth calling about? Or is that weird? I guess the anxiousness of ending my cycle is getting to me. I feel like I've been obsessing about all of this for a year now.
EDIT: thanks becca! You guys are one step ahead of me today.
DeeCee, just put the money aside for the deposit, but don't submit it. Regardless, what anyone tells you on here, once you submit that deposit, it gives the financial aid office no incentive to offer you a scholarship. You lose nothing by waiting, especially if you put that money aside. Just hold out.
Thanks for your opinion, and for others who responded. I could give the dean a call as becca suggested, or pay it when I come to the April 8th ASD since I'll be on campus. Does anyone know if you can just call and pay by phone, or do you have to mail a check? Also, if I wait until ASD I will likely hear by then whether I will receive a scholarship or not.