NO! Ask for what you need, don't worry about feeling bad for these institutions that have tens/hundreds of millions of dollars in disposable funds. The cost of education is so terribly inflated from what it should be, you should never feel rude for asking for more. Go for it!Is it rude to ask a school for more money if they gave you a partial scholarship? Columbia feels like the right choice for me, but even with the money I got it is still going to be more expensive than my other choices.