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ED and Fin Aid

mcr976mcr976 138 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
If my S applies EDII and does not get a good FA package, can he get out of the ED agreement? I only ask because someone in admissions said no but the form says differently.
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  • vonlostvonlost 18588 replies13712 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 32,300 Super Moderator
    edited November 2018
    From the ED agreement (https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/ethics): "Should a student who applies for financial aid not be offered an award that makes attendance possible, the student may decline the offer of admission and be released from the Early Decision commitment."

    Trust the form, the official language. Imagine the PR disaster after somehow forcing attendance then expelling when the bill can’t be paid.
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  • liveyourlife26liveyourlife26 127 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    edited November 2018
    What form are you referring to?

    The people who know this best are the admissions officers, so you should trust them. However, sometimes there is miscommunication, so you should definitely email them and ask them about the discrepancy.
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  • liveyourlife26liveyourlife26 127 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    edited November 2018
    @vonlost Universities are not obligated to do what the College Board advocates for.
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  • vonlostvonlost 18588 replies13712 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 32,300 Super Moderator
    edited November 2018
    The OP’s “but the form says differently“ above. mcr976, ask if the school expels when the bill cannot be paid after somehow compelling attendance.
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  • mcr976mcr976 138 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    I would ask for the clarification but in doing so would be afraid that they would use that against him in the admissions process
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  • vonlostvonlost 18588 replies13712 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 32,300 Super Moderator
    You can ask anonymously with a phone call.
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