So .. for those of you that have accepted offers of admission to nursing schools, have you made your decisions before or after you get a financial aid award letter? I currently have an open offer of admission to one nursing school. I prefer to actually have some idea as to what my financial aid is going to look like before I accept, but that's really not going to happen since the FAFSA that would be required is the one that needs my 2010 taxes. So in essence this one school wants me to accept their offer with a $500 deposit by early Oct, and am uncomfortable doing that because what if I find that I can't afford to attend their program, then I am out $500. Have not been able to get an extension of this either.
Also, how do you deal with multiple acceptances at once? Does financial aid come through as quickly enough to make a decision?