xjustyoursmile wrote:Okay... I can't really find this anywhere, but what is the yellow form really for? Well, my real question is whether I need to fill it or not. I don't want any loans. GULC is considering me for merit scholarship, do I still need to fill out the yellow form. The sign in website says it's for LRAP, but I'm not interestedin that.
if you're a financial aid student at gulc, you will have to take out at least some loans. there are no (publicized) full-rides.
the financial aid officer and scholarship committee rep who were present at january's asw said everyone who needs financial aid will have to take out loans at GULC; the biggest award reported on TLS from gtown is $105k over 3 years- viewtopic.php?f=14&t=140796
- barely any admits get more than $90k, according to the reps at ASW.
so ... even if you get a lot of merit aid, you will have a significant amount of tuition/living expenses to pay, according to the reps. and don't expect to give you close to a full-ride through a combination of merit and need aid. GULC will give you either the total amount in your merit-aid or the total amount in your need-aid package — whichever is greater. but the school won't give you both packages.
you need to fill out the yellow form in order for georgetown to figure out your need-aid package. not filling it out would be disastrous, considering that your need-aid package could be larger than your merit-aid one (if you even get one).