I will confirm what was said above, it's possible but very unlikely. If you are looking to attend an expensive school, you should accept the fact that you will be taking loans to do so. Even when students receive full rides, those scholarships cover tuition and not room and board. Even students who receive full rides usually take out loans to cover the cost of their living expenses.
I recommend contacting the Financial Aid Office. If you are already accepted, they can start giving you accurate information regarding your account. Some schools keep money at the wayside to help students that appeal to them requesting more financial aid. Some schools are wiling to review other award offers you've received from other schools in order to remain competitive. If your family's financial situation is different than what it was in 2018 (data used on the FAFSA) contact the Financial Aid Office and learn what's required to file a Special Conditions appeal to request additional financial aid.
Once you speak to a financial aid administrator, make sure to ask them for their full name, direct dial number, and personal email address. It gets hard to get through to us throughout the summer and as the semester approaches. It's easier if you have a direct point of contact. Good luck!
Stephanie recommends the following next steps:
- Contact the Financial Aid Office