Frankie55 wrote:NYC_7911 wrote:^^ I called the LS financial aid office yesterday, and they said they encouraged all students to get Need Access in within 2 weeks of being admitted (even though the deadline isn't until April 1). They also said it needed to be filled out in order to be considered for merit aid, but that seems to contradict some posts from last year, in which students received invitations to apply for dean's scholarships before they filled out any financial info. (I don't know if the same applies for named scholarships, but I would assume so). Anyway, I think a safe bet is to fill out at least Need Access ASAP.
So merit isn't granted automatically and sent later on the basis of numbers--they ask you to write an essay for a Dean's?
That was the case last year. But this year there is no institutional form, just NeedAccess and FAFSA