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Didn't receive an email for missing financial aid materials, is this an indicator of ED results?

DSNSW01DSNSW01 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
I decided not to apply for financial aid at Amherst even though I listed that I would on my ED application. I called the office to notify them, and they said that they can't edit it, and that the only reason I would need to worry is if I recieved an email from them saying that my financial aid materials were missing. I haven't received an a email, and I am positive decisions have already been made.

If I haven't received and email, is this an indicator that I didn't get in? I am assuming financial aid stuff is released at the same time as decisions. Assuming I was part of the group that they admitted and they then sent this groups of names to the financial aid office, wouldn't I have gotten an email? By the same logic, if I haven't recieved an email, doesn't it mean that I don't need to be considered for financial aid because they haven't looked at my financial aid account since I have been rejected?

I think this is an early indicator, please let me know! Or give me more insight into the financial aid system in relation to admissions at Amherst!
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  • wyntersaucewyntersauce 30 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I think you're reading way too into it, bro.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40096 replies7408 threads Super Moderator
    I think this is an early indicator
    You would be wrong. You're reading tea leaves that do not exist.
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  • RayMantaRayManta 217 replies8 threads Junior Member
    My daughter/family decided not to apply for financial aid after the fact as well, after seeing the information that was required and the low odds of qualifying. I haven't thought about it since. Good luck!
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  • DSNSW01DSNSW01 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @RayManta Has your daughter received an email notification saying that her FA materials were missing>?
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 23648 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Amherst is need blind for admissions. If you didn't apply for FA, the FA office may not even know you exist.
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  • RayMantaRayManta 217 replies8 threads Junior Member
    We received no email notification, and this isn't something we are concerned about. It's akin to simply abandoning the process, and I don't see why it would matter.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29870 replies59 threads Senior Member
    There may or may not be a connection but no way you are going to know. You may get a response of acceptance, reject or Deferral regardless of whether FA has made the connection or not. Why did you forego FA app? Amherst is need blind in admissions.
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  • RayMantaRayManta 217 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Why we changed our mind: We knew we were very unlikely to qualify for aid, but we filled out the FAFSA just in case there was a material change in our financial condition over the next few months. But when we discovered the financial aid application required us to submit last year's tax return (as opposed to just report our salaries) we realized there was no point; because of my mother-in-law's death, disposition of her assets, the subsequent sale of her house, etc., our reported income for 2018 was a bit anomalous. It just seemed to be a waste of time at that point.
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  • IntlApplicant101IntlApplicant101 10 replies1 threads New Member
    So it's not clear what receiving such a mail means? Because I got one. And I got my hopes up due to that. Oh well!
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  • helpingmom40helpingmom40 199 replies6 threads Junior Member
    I had a similar type of question a while back (but it was about several rounds of supplemental forms asking additional questions and whether or not that meant something because it was a lot of extra work if DD was already a “no”). The responses I got were that Admissions does their thing with their paperwork and FA does their thing, both working with a deadline so they are ready to go when it is time. If you sent in the FAFSA and/or CSSP, the FA dept would know to request supplemental materials if they need them. If you didn’t, FA would have no need to look for your paperwork.
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  • DSNSW01DSNSW01 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @ IntlApplicant101 did you say you were going to submit FA on the Common App and didn't actually submit it? Curious!
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  • DSNSW01DSNSW01 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @IntlApplicant101 were your FAFSA and CSS missing, and is that why they emaield you?
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  • DSNSW01DSNSW01 14 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @RayManta Did you guys note that you were going to apply for Financial aid on the Common App?
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  • IntlApplicant101IntlApplicant101 10 replies1 threads New Member
    No, I actually submitted all the documents. But then they didn't know which document to take as proof of income and thus asked me to resend it.
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  • IntlApplicant101IntlApplicant101 10 replies1 threads New Member
    @DSNSW01 I am international so no FAFSA, but I submitted CSS.
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  • RayMantaRayManta 217 replies8 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2019
    @DSNSW01 I think so, but my daughter completed the application. You can tell that it isn't something I am concerned about in the least. Believe me, my daughter (and family) is as anxious as the rest of you about the decision later this week, but this isn't a stressor.
    edited December 2019
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