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Does accepting financial aid (pell grant, sub loans etc) mean you have to go to that school?

NaglockNaglock 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
Also, do other colleges see when you accept financial aid awards from a different college? I accepted UAlabama fin aid offers as I though there might be a deadline, now I have all these questions
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Replies to: Does accepting financial aid (pell grant, sub loans etc) mean you have to go to that school?

  • NaglockNaglock 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I have a lot more decisions left too so I’m a little scared that it might affect those...
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 33443 replies4137 threads Super Moderator
    You can accept admission and financial aid, then decide to go somewhere else. Let Bama know you have changed your mind and you will probably just lose your deposit for housing.
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  • thumper1thumper1 77049 replies3424 threads Senior Member
    IF you change your mind, let Alabama know.

    This will not affect admissions decisions at other colleges. Other colleges do not know where you applied...or if you have accepted aid or placed deposits.

    But if you change your mind about Alabama, please let them know.
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  • NaglockNaglock 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Yeah, I didn't commit I just accepted the financial aid, but because it's federal loans and work-study, I thought maybe other colleges could see it from FAFSA or something? That's not possible right?
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  • NaglockNaglock 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Or am I just being paranoid?
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 3763 replies69 threads Senior Member
    edited March 24
    Like thumper1 said, other schools can't see that you accepted UA's aid.
    edited March 24
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 24028 replies18 threads Senior Member
    Other schools cannot see your accepting loans, etc., and in fact you can't get any of that money unless you actually go to that school. You can accept the FA at several schools but can only receive the funds from one school, the school you actually attend come August.
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  • NaglockNaglock 12 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Ok thx, my nerves are just peaking because my top colleges' (Tufts, Rice, Yale) decisions are coming out soon. This was a relief and thank you guys :). I also contacted the fin aid office to tell them that I still had to compare offers so they changed it back to the selecting option. Thank you guys again, and pray for me :)
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