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Can an Early Decision Application Affect Merit Scholarships?

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Is it true that my daughter is less likely to get merit scholarships if she applies Early Decision (ED)? I know schools use merit money as a way to entice students to attend, and if we apply ED, we are bound to attend if we get in, so they would have no need to entice us. So should we avoid applying ED in the hopes that we get merit offers?

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