this is exactly the problem. I mean, if I enroll, then I've theoretically agreed to withdraw from the school that offered me the giant scholly. So why would they give me more money? Le sigh.
I'm stressed about waiting 'til tomorrow to submit deposit and intent to enroll form and they'll say, "well, it's 4/19 so too late." But I just asked someone who told me that By always means "at or before" so we still have the day monday to try and do what we need to do.
I want to call admissions like the person at the top of this page did and see if I can't get them to re-negotiate my scholarship quickly. Rumor has it they are also nicer about granting extensions.
Yah, it sucks. I think I will sign today/tomorrow morning. This seems like a bad game of chicken (for us). The difference b/t the schollys aren't that much for me, but I would second guess myself if I left any money on the table, so to speak. I should have appealed earlier.
I did talk to the fin aid office. The lady said that the appeals process is separate from me accepting the offer, and that the appeal could
be granted after the fact. Not sure how likely this is, because all of our leverage is gone. She stressed that if you DON'T accept the offer by the due date, and if the appeal is not granted, then you loose everything.
Is the difference between your scholly's material enough to sway your decision elsewhere?