im applying to columbia university which is only 30 minutes from where i live in queens. Im applying and need tremendous amounts of aid. Ideally, i would like to live on campus. I have a few questions about my scenario.
<li>Does saying im going to commute or live on campus have any effect on admission? Will they think im an idiot for wanting/needing so much aid yet not wanting to live at home?</li>
<li>Does saying im going to commute or live on campus have any effect on admission? If i say i want to live on campus, will they try to acomodate that (a few thousand bucks more) or will they just ignore my request? </li>
<li>Can anything negative come out of saying i want to live on campus even though i need so much aid? </li>
Thanks so MUCH!