I just sent in an appeal to Oberlin College in the hopes of receiving additonal merit scholarship. For anyone who is familiar with Oberlin, do you know if their committee is stingent on their money or do you believe they are generous? I’ve been reading many forums lately and there’s two (well three) outcomes that comes from appeals 1) rejection of more money 2) 1k-5k more 3)10k<
Currently with my situation, I would need the 3rd option to really be able to go to Oberlin. The issue isn’t my financial ‘status’ so to speak. My parents have a solid job and for the most part look really good on paper, but really cant pay the full EFC without some sort of loan. I’m pretty much appealing for what I’m gonna have to take out in loans. They’ve committed to about 10k and the rest is on me. Part of me is hoping they [Oberlin] receives multiple students intending to go elsewhere so that money can be allocated to remaining potential students but I don’t wanna hold out on high hopes.
Anyone who’s ever gone through the process (with Oberlin or any other institution) have any insight? Thanks.