My daughter will be applying to college this fall. She has a definite top-choice dream school, plus will be applying to about 5-6 other schools that are less competitive. She's saying she wants to apply ED. I'm nervous about it because the potential for scholarship money is much greater at all of the schools except her top choice (of course, it's the most competitive). I'm nervous letting her apply ED and being forced to pay $45K a year when she would be pretty likely to get large scholarships from her other schools and we'd pay half that or less. Am I missing something, or is that how it's supposed to work? Should the kid want to go to a school so badly they are committed to paying full price, no matter what the $$$ is like elsewhere?