So back in March, I received my financial aid form from VMI. Cost of attending and the burden of debt was something very serious to me, so I was obviously happy to see that I had won $13,000 in merit scholarships and another $2000 in loans- enough to cover Room and Board with my AROTC scholarship. I checked the financial aid account about two months later, and all of those merit scholarships were gone, only showing my Army ROTC scholarship. The rest showed up as my cost to pay. I was obviously confused, wondering where my scholarships went, so I emailed them asking if there was some sort of problem with the letter. Here's what I got back today: "You did not receive any merit money. The money that you received was a Perkins Loan and VMI money based on your need. Your Army Scholarship covers your need - based on your FAFSA results. It states on the back of your award letter that your award will be adjusted if you receive additional resources." I feel like VMI kind of pulled a fast one on me..... They say on my financial aid report that I have a certain amount, and then change it once I've committed and the deadline to enroll at other schools has passed..... Now I've got to figure out how to pay $15,000 in R&B+other fees that I had THOUGHT was covered.