Should No-Need Family Answer "Yes" to FinAid Question Anyway?
The Common App asks if she is planning to apply for need based financial aid. Will answering ‘yes’ to this question impact her chance of acceptance? Does she need to apply for need based financial aid in order to be considered for a merit award? Or do we simply submit a FAFSA?
The merit aid morass is one of the most confusing parts of the already-confusing college admissions process.