What if I have a lousy credit (bankruptcy) and still need money after exhausting the Stafford limit?
Acceptance rates from ED are the same as regular acceptance rates. I.E., UMich's acceptance rate is about 20% for regular decision and 20% for ED. I guess the only clear benefit is that an applicant will hear back earlier when applying through ED>
Don't do ED. If you are applying early, there is no benefit in it.