Does anyone know whether financial aid impacts an admission decision? I only sent FAFSA and the CSS to umami and northwestern since those are in my top five. I’m a legacy at NU but love umiami. Will admissions see that I didn’t send the documents and think I don’t care about going to x school? I applied to Rhodes and they waited until decisions were released to tell me they don’t have a decision because I never sent financial aid materials. I got waitlisted at Denison, note that I didn’t send in financial aid. I realized I don’t want to attend a small school anymore so I am ok with it.
Please don’t criticize me for not sending in CSS to every single school I applied to. My parents only let me choose my top schools. I’m sorry we don’t have money to burn on college applications and sending CSS.