<p>I feel really bad about this situation, so I am looking for some advice from parents about how to approach it. I am a senior applying to schools right now, and my number one choice is TCU. Technically it is a safety for me, because with a 3.92 UW GPA and 2080 I stand (or stood) in a good position to get a sizeable merit scholarship. However, the teacher who I asked to do my letter of reccomendation (a great biology teacher who has won several awards and known me for years, and always writes the best letters of rec) failed to postmark it by the early action deadline, even though I asked him 2 months in advance and checked in with him multiple times.. I am not positive, but it looks like this might jepordize my ability to get any merit scholarships from TCU, and we are too well off to recieve any need-based aid. My dad has made it clear that he is willing and able to pay the full 42K COA for me to go to TCU especially since this situation is not my fault, but now that it is looking like that might actually happen I feel like I am asking too much. My brother, who had similar stats to me, chose to go to a state school even though our parents could afford better because he didn't want to ask them for too much when he could go to a fine school for less money. Is it too much for me to ask my parents to pay for me to go to TCU even if I can no longer recieve any merit aid?
Thanks for any feedback.</p>