Well. I applied to Louisiana Tech a few days ago. Like... A week. Thing is, their "Scholarship Consideration Deadline" was Jan 3. WHUPS. So I get a letter like... 2 or 3 days ago, saying, "LOL. ur in." Nothing else. I was like, "Crap. No scholarship." But I get a letter today. "Congratulations on being selected as a Louisiana Tech University scholarship recipient! You have been selected on the basis of your outstanding academic record, a face that you should be very proud of. It is a pleasure to award you the following: Scholarship - Annual Amount Louisiana Tech University Outstanding Student Scholarhip - $1,200 GPA Upgrade - 400 Valedictorian (#1 in class) Upgrade - $600 Total Annual Scholarship - $2,200 Total Value over Four Years - $8,800" And in parenthesis: (Scholarships such as Band, Athletic, TOPS, and Federal Financial Aid are awarded under seperate cover) That means I can get MORE MONEY. See, TOPS helps pay for college in Louisiana. Make good grades, get more money. So I'm giddy. That's 8.8k, plus TOPS pays for ALOT I hear. The average LSU gets is 4k a year. And the thing is, I think the tuition to the school I want is around 4-7k per year (they use a quarter system... And there's three quarters per year?) So yeah. I think I'm happy.