Just out of curiosity, those of you who have been offered scholarship in the past month or two, who have you been in contact with? I sent multiple e-mails and left multiple voicemails with both my assigned financial aid office and the office of financial aid itself and I never received a reply. Not even a rejection, no reply whatsoever.
As there's no way I'm going to make a $200,000+ deal with a university who can't be bothered to return my phone calls, I'm accepting an offer from Virginia instead. One of the waitlisted people can have my seat. I hope you have a better experience with GWU than I have.
sophia sim has answered all my calls lately and she's been pretty good about emailing back also matt dillard returned my calls regarding aston (which i chose not to for now) and other stuff - i'm surprised to hear that you didn't have a good experience with the adcomm there - also yea i got my merit scholarship just a few weeks ago and have dealt directly with ms. sim about it (couldn't get it upped higher though she said theoretically more funds could open up once june past or something)
I was not initially offered any money, but I submitted the financial aid request form and was offered minimal need-based. It was after that that I tried to get in touch with the office. The first couple of times I didn't receive a response, I just assumed they were busy, but after being ignored for a 5th time and seeing unsolicited scholarship increases being offered to waitlist candidates, I decided I would rather wait a year than risk it at GW. Fortunately, things worked out with UVA. I'm glad to hear they were more attentive and generous to the rest of you, though.