Waitlist and Financial Aid

<p>The little FAQ said that they "anticipate" that financial assistance should be available for people admitted from the waitlist. Does anyone know to what extent this is true? Is the financial aid policy still to meet 100% of need, and will they consider waitlisted people regardless of need? So in other words, do the "need-blind" rules still apply in this game?</p>

<p>umm... does anyone have any insight into this?</p>

<p>I would think that Willaims and Amherst would treat WL admits the same as Rd admits. They are both extremely generous schools and are commited to making education affordable to those in need.</p>

<p>My understanding is that you are treated the same as any other student.</p>

<p>From what I've heard, most colleges are NOT need-blind when it comes to waitlist admits. From what I have been told, in many cases, admission from the waitlist is offered to kids who have little to no financial need who can demonstrate that they absolutely want to attend the college more than anything else in the world.</p>

<p>Joey</p>

<p>Hard to say for sure. I know someone who got off the waitlist from Smith and got 90 percent of a full ride.</p>

<p>interesting... thanks for all the responses. Does anyone else have any insight into this?</p>