2 years ago
Admissions Advice

Is it possible to use Advocate even if you've already accepted your offer of admission?

I have already accepted my offer of admission to a college but I still would like to negotiate my merit aid scholarship. Am I still able to?

🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @Brandon to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
2 years ago

Hi @Brandon,

If you have a change in your financial circumstances, you can always contact the financial aid office at the school you accepted your offer at and have your need-based aid reconsidered.

For merit aid, it's very unlikely that your scholarship will change after you've accepted the offer. If you're still concerned about your total package, having a conversation with your admissions representative from that school is a good first step. It definitely won't hurt!

If you're looking to enroll at a different college and negotiate aid, you're always able to withdraw from the original school and use Advocate for your other colleges. Remember though, you'll lose your deposit money and your spot at the original school, so we don't recommend this path.


Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works