Okay, so a good amount of my colleges give NMF scholarships, ranging from a couple thousand a year to 30k per year. I'm not ready to do the college choice thing on the website. I know that some colleges will decrease need based aid if you get more merit aid.
For example, the school that gives 30k a year doesn't meet 100% of need. In fact, according to their NPC, the scholarship would be more than my entire FA package. There'd still be a gap between the scholarship + efc and cost of attendance. In this scenario, could I expect to still get a little need based aid?
Can I tell my colleges that I'm a NMF and ask them to give me a financial aid estimate based on that info without listing them as my sponsor college? Would that be weird or impossible?