auburnbelle89 wrote: iosborn12 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:I was wondering that too.
Here's what I understand about their scholarships from the letter they sent me:
They hand out out of state/instate scholarships with letters of admittance. I'm guessing they do this based on grades, quality of application or possibly a first-come, first-serve basis.
I was informed that they would determine merit scholarships in early march, after most applications had been received. The Committee on Admissions determines this, which I understand is professors and administrators.
Incidently, they have an admitted student day on March 24th.
I emailed the dean trying to negotiate the scholarship. Basically what he told me is that there isn't any room to increase it at this time, and that they dont increase the aid until after deposits are paid. Now that may be directed towards me personally, but I definitely got the feeling that they aren't giving out money after the admission letter.
I actually visited the school recently and they said that a large part of their scholarships would not go out until March or so. This kind of surprised me, so I asked just to make sure this wasn't the loan packages. They clarified that no, more scholarships go out in March once they have a better idea of the makeup of their class.
Interesting. I guess maybe it is just me, and that I am definitely not geting a merit scholarship. I even brought up other admissions and scholarship offers that would make COA significantly cheaper (Bama and UGA), and he said he inderstands that it puts them at a disadvantage for me, but there isn't anything they can do now. He said the most they give out after the deposit deadline was $2000 in the past, but I could contact them in March to see what the picture is like then.
Again, it could just be my situation that I am definitely not going to get anything more, but I got the feeling from the emails that the initial offers weren't going to be increased.