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Withdrawing Financial Aid Application

Moumo017Moumo017 3 replies2 threads New Member
Hi! I'm an international student from Japan. I have a question about FA application.

I've already sent my CSS Profile to Northwestern and Johns Hopkins. But I got a scholarship from the outside foundation so I won't need FA anymore. I know both schools are need-sensitive for int'l so I'm worried whether sending the profile would hurt my chance of acceptance... Do you think I should contact each school and withdraw my FA application?

I appreciate any help! Thank you!!!
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  • thumper1thumper1 78251 replies3525 threads Senior Member
    Do you have a full ride for all four years?
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  • Moumo017Moumo017 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Yes, I got 70k for four years.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78251 replies3525 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    $70,000 for each of four years! If that is the case...

    Sure, contact the colleges and withdraw your financial aid application. Just be sure....because if you don’t apply as an incoming freshman, I don’t believe you can apply in the future.

    ETA...since the school is need aware...do you have the confirmation of this scholarship? If so, you could notify financial aid that you have $70,000 a year in aid...that would likely take your financial need down to $0...

    Hoping someone else replies!!
    edited December 2018
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  • Moumo017Moumo017 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Yes, I'm applying as an incoming freshman!

    I'll contact the colleges. Thank you for your help!
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  • thumper1thumper1 78251 replies3525 threads Senior Member
    Just be sure that you absolutely will not need college aid in the future.
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  • thumper1thumper1 78251 replies3525 threads Senior Member
    I am just one person. Wait until someone else responds!!
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30730 replies197 threads Senior Member
    The colleges need to know the details. Some cannot admit international students without knowing exactly how that student will pay for their studies.

    Contact the colleges. Give them all of the information about the scholarship: the name, the sponsoring organization, the amount of money awarded to you for each year, what you need to do to have the scholarship renewed each year, and any contact person they will need to stay in touch with. Some colleges will have heard about this scholarship, or will have had previous recipients as students. If so, they will know how likely it is that you will be able to keep the scholarship for all four years.
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 7254 replies34 threads Senior Member
    edited December 2018
    You can call FA and just ask the question. I would not cancel your FA yet. Get accepted to the school you want to go to. Once accepted then send them your scholarship and go from there. They will determine what you get or not.

    As an example.. Cost of Northwestern is $75,700 plus like $3950 health insurance with all costs in. They can also assist you in the costs of a computer for school. These costs are just estimates also. If that's $70,000/year scholarship, that amazing and congratulations!

    https://undergradaid.northwestern.edu/aid-basics-eligibility/cost-of-attendance.html
    edited December 2018
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  • Moumo017Moumo017 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Ok, I'll contact the FA office. Thank you!!
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