Accepting Aid Award

<p>I've received aid awards from a couple colleges now (merit and un-subsidized Stafford) and are waiting for admit decisions and merit awards from a couple others. We'll then make a decision based on cost and the schools themselves.</p>

<p>I know that we don't have to send acceptance until 5/1. What about the aid awards. All of the scholarship awards say to return right away. Do I still do that even though I have not made a decision?</p>

<p>Just accept the aid awards when you decide to attend a school. They can't force you to do it early. It's silly to accept aid awards if you don't even know if you are going there or not. Just be sure not to forget about turning them down later</p>