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why do some schools wait until after May 15 to give you a financial aid packet???

Discussion in 'Financial Aid' started by oldman, May 2, 2002.

  1. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    I just went to the U of MN med campus and found out I would not get my financial aid packet until end of june. Am I supposed to decide by May 15 which med school I should go to without knowing my loan/grant situation?? I think that is quite unfair.
     
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  3. eagle26

    eagle26 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by oldman:
    <strong>I just went to the U of MN med campus and found out I would not get my financial aid packet until end of june. Am I supposed to decide by May 15 which med school I should go to without knowing my loan/grant situation?? I think that is quite unfair.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">At least we know we're going to med school. What is unfair is all those people on waitlists hoping for a spot that is being held up by someone with multiple acceptances. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    true enough.

    the problem is i'm deciding between iowa and minnesota

    the base tuition i have to pay is 35K for iowa nad 25K for MN...but if IA can give me a ton of grants...i'll consider them

    btw, i've already released Wake Forest and MCW
     
  5. eagle26

    eagle26 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I'd go whichever route is cheapest...for what you know by may 15th anyway.
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    hopefully iowa will give me some word soon. i emailed them for info.
     
  7. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Why are you expecting Iowa to give you any grants at all?
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    i'm not expecting anything. their out of state tuition is very high, and i will only be able to go if they give some sort of a grant.
     

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