So I'm a neophyte to financial aid (I was on scholarship in undergrad). I know some schools send you financial aid info when they send your acceptance package, but others (UT Austin for instance) admitted me without a word about financial aid.
Is it considered inappropriate for me to contact them and try to negotiate/secure financial aid?
Should I contact individual professors who I'd like to work with and ask if they have any room for a GA or RA? or is it better to contact the admissions folks I've heard from and follow those channels?
All relevant stories anecdotes and advice are welcome!
EDIT: I've already completed my FAFSA.