wombythewombat wrote:Long-time lurker and first-time poster here: I'm in as well via e-mail. I had a 169/2.96 and have been given $10,000 for the first year and $5,000 for the next two years.
I was wondering though, how does the merit-based scholarship factor in to need-based aid? Or does it factor in at all? I'm going to do plenty of my own research before making any decisions, of course, but I was somewhat confused by the lack of any mention of need-based aid in the acceptance e-mail. Relevant full disclosure: my parents paid for my undergraduate so I have very little initial knowledge of how these things work.
Need based aid is generally determined after filling out your FAFSA form.
Ah, so, essentially, it'll probably just come later since it takes a while to process the FAFSA forms? That would make sense, I suppose I'm just wildly impatient. I filled out my FAFSA the day it opened and applied to most of my schools very soon after their applications opened, so in my head I feel like I've been waiting for ages. Guess I'll just buckle myself in for some more hurrying up and waiting.