early decision

<p>i want to apply to wesleyan early decision, but i heard the financial packages that they give aren't great? can anyone tell me more about that?</p>

<p>It's completely dependent on what your family's financial situation is. Generally Wesleyan's financial aid shouldn't be dramatically different than most $40k/year private schools in that you only pay what the FAFSA says you need to pay. You might need to take out a wee bit more loans at Wesleyan than at obscenely wealthy schools like Williams or Harvard (but you will never accrue more than $15k in loans for the course of your undergrad years -- that is an institutional policy).</p>

<p>However, applying early decision in theory shouldn't be a problem because you're allowed to pull out if the financial situation is untenable. If Wesleyan is your #1, go for it.</p>