Early decision candidate

I am applying to rollins and it gives me the option to apply for early decision 1, 2 and regular decision. The early decision applicants are top priority in scholarship and financial aid consideration but are expected to submit a 500 dollar nonrefundable deposit and withdraw applications to other colleges… is it worth it if rollins isnt my first choice…i pretty much want the scholarship and financial aid consideration but i dont want to submit 500 dollars orwithdraw my other applications.

If i get accepted

You won’t get any boost on merit aid with ED. You will be fully considered by applying RD. You should apply ED only if a college is your first choice, and you will commit to attend if you are accepted.