Change your mind on ED?





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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: August 2003 Archive: Change your mind on ED?
By Jayv85 (Jayv85) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 11:49 am: Edit

Are you able to change your mind once you get accepted to ED? Something like you want to go to a different school instead because you found out you don't have money to go to that college or you decide the last minute you want to wait a year. Would they allow you to pull from the school?

By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 11:52 am: Edit

No. You can't. It's like renting an apartment. Once you sign a contract for the apartment for say a year, you have to live there for a year. If you decide you don't want to live there anymore, you'd still have to pay the rent until the contract time is up. The only way I foresee getting out of ED is paying the tuition to the college but not going. You can't just break a binding contract.

By Crnchycereal (Crnchycereal) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 11:57 am: Edit

This question has a no and yes answer. No, you CANNOT get out of an ED contract once accepted just because you decided not to attend. Regardless of circumstances, one must attend their ED college...UNLESS he can demonstrate that the school is not providing enough financial aid to allow the student to attend. In this, and ONLY in this situation may one pullout of an ED contract.

By Mm314 (Mm314) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 04:19 pm: Edit

Yes you can back out of ED, you just risk ruining any chances you have of getting in to another college.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 04:45 pm: Edit

UNLESS he can demonstrate that the school is not providing enough financial aid to allow the student to attend. In this, and ONLY in this situation may one pullout of an ED contract.

However if they meet your EFC then they are assumed to be meeting their financial end of the deal, EFC can be met by any combination of loans, grants, or workstudy.

If you need financial aid, you are better off not applying ED as you may have three schools which meet your EFC but one gives you a $20,000 grant, one gives you $10,000 grant and $10,000 loan, and one offers $10,000 loan, $10,000 workstudy and zero grant.
ED allows you no room to compare.


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