I applied to NYU expecting to get some sort of merit based contribution from them, but on my financial aid summary, it says that I got an unsubsidized loan and a federal plus loan. I'm not really sure what either of those mean, but I was surprised because I have a few friends that are equally qualified academically, and they got a significant amount in scholarship money. I even know a few people that have lower SAT scores and gpas, but still got money. As it possible that they made a mistake?
This isn't meant to sound pompous or anything, I'm genuinely asking.
If I got money, I would most definitely go there!