What happens when you apply for FinAid... late?

<p>I feel like I'm the only one here who thinks about this.</p>

<p>My reach school is Cooper Union, but the school I expect to attend is Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. Unfortunately I was late in applying for Financial Aid - very late. March 20th. I called RPI up, and with their recent bump in budget available, students would be reevaluated for financial aid. My expected family income is 06520, nowhere near the amount we could pay for tuition. What can I expect in terms of aid? Should I contact the school (I don't know what good it would do though)?</p>

<p>I'd like some words of encouragement, but I guess the harsh truth would be best.</p>

<p>IF late in applying for financial aid the following could happen</p>

<p>in schools that are need aware, need sensitive, if they receive your information at the end of the cycle you could risk not being admitted if you have a significant need and it is a toss up between you and a student who needs less of the schools resources.</p>

<p>Loans are also considered financial aid. If you have applied late, you may end up with more loans and less grants that you would have received if your package was done earlier in the cycle.</p>

<p>we screwed up and missed Colgate's "earlier than everyone else" deadline, it's a good thing this was not a top choice!</p>


<p>Does that apply even if I am already accepted into RPI?</p>

<p><a href="http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/aid/index.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/aid/index.html&lt;/a>
they have extended office hours tomorrow, call them.</p>