My question pertains to holding multiple acceptances and how this impacts you financial aid offer. Last week was a very exciting time for me as I was accepted into 3 schools. I am 95% sure that I will attend school X, for a variety of reasons. I have withdrawn my applications at the schools I have not heard anything from. This means that I am accepted to schools X, Y, and Z, and since I have withdrawn from all others this is how it will stay. So really my question is if I decline my acceptance from schools Y and Z will I be hurting my financial aid award at school X? Since I received all of these acceptances last week I have not sent in any acceptance deposits, so I was hoping to save myself some money buy declining the offers at the schools that were not my top choice. Yet might this actually cause me too loose money in the long run? Will school X be able to see that I am only holding an acceptance with them and thus they will not give me as much aid because they don't need to "win me over" from another school? Might I be loosing out on some money being short sighted and wanting to save ~$400 on acceptance deposits when I could be costing myself a grant at my top choice school? Also my motivations for withdrawing from the other schools are not completely monetary, as I dont want to hold a seat I will not take and make someone suffer on a waitlist unnecessarily.