I'd like to get people's opinions on this question--Do you think accepting an offer of admission now will impact the University of South Carolina's decisions regarding merit aid? Basically, do you think if the school sees that my daughter has accepted their offer of admission that they will assume she doesn't need the merit aid? She'd like to pay the deposit early so she can fill out the housing application, etc. I'm inclined to do this as well. But I am just curious to see if this community thinks that waiting would help her yield more scholarship money. I would like to think that it wouldn't make a difference. Any current students or families have experiences they would be willing to share? I appreciate any insight and advice you all can provide.