So I got into Columbia (my first choice) and I defintely want to go there. The problem is that it is very expensive and I'm not sure I can afford (my family isn't wealty at all and my folks can't contribute anything). I want to come out of school with as little debt as possible and I've heard that sometimes if you ask schools they will give you more. I also got into UT Southwestern, my state school, who gave me a pretty good scholarship. If I went to school there it would cost me about 1000 a year. So my question is how should I go about getting more money from Columbia? Should I wait until I get my finacial aid package in a month or so, or should I call them now and tell them that I got into UTSW and its really cheap, I really want to go here but I need more money? Who should I talk to? Thanks for the help.