xodance, don't mean to **** on your parade but it isn't a sign of a favorable admissions decision. I got one too, as did everyone else who applied for financial aid. It's simply a way for one to check to make sure all the requirements have been submitted. I've heard that the financial aid office is independent of the admissions office. I got a similar email from Brown during the ED Round but it didn't mean anything as I was deferred.