I agree with Sybbie. ALso, one should call the financial aid office, get an officer who knows how the aid works and outright ask.
Things are changing so quickly that one has to do this for a number of things. I have found so many changes on a year to year basis. Schools that were need blind no longer are. Those that said they were need aware but only for a very few students have now stretched that "very few". Schools that stated they would not give merit aid, have added it. Schools that did not give loans for need have quietly added it to their packages.
One problem with the now very handy, quick way of getting info from the internet, is that at times you can pull up a page that is outdated. I had a very embarrassing episode where I did not check the date of some news, assumed it was current when it was years out of date. When something important rides on the accuracy of the information, you should always go to the source. Even websites have incorrect information at times that was not updated as it should have been.