I suggest writing a letter and following up with a phone call to the Dean of Admission or Financial Aid. I was originally offered NOTHING from a top 20 school. It's the only school I have been accepted to thus far, so I had no other scholarships to use as leverage. So, I called up the financial aid department and spoke with the Associate Director of Financial Aid. After a brief 10 minutes conversation explaining my financial situation and my desire to attend, she told me she would meet with the Director of Admission and re-review my application. The very next day I received a phone call and was awarded 30K in scholarship money! That covers almost an entire year's tuition!! In our original conversation she told me that my numbers were below their cutoff for scholarship money, so I was extrememly shocked to find out I got anything. It just goes to show that it never hurts to try, even if you think you don't have a chance. Don't be affraid. They want to help you go to their school. If they didn't, they wouldn't have let you in to begin with.