Did you apply to any schools better than Michigan? Why don't you just wait? Why does it matter if you get your Deposit in early? Anyway, I think it is very wise to strong arm money from the schools. I have some anecdotal evidence of this working out nicely. Congrats again on Big Blue.
BigTex:Why do you want the family housing so bad? It is not that good of a deal, and Ann Arbor is a rather safe place (so there is little need to stay on campus for family safety reasons). Excuse me if this is addressed earlier in the thread and I just overlooked it.
Well Jacy - that looks like a fine young man standing next to you in your avatar. You best make an honest man out of that boy and marry him straight away!But seriously, I am VERY fortunate to have a loving and supportive wife willing to put up with such a humongous change. I tell her every day "You know hun, I really couldn't have made a better selection than you". If it weren't for her I wouldn't risk going up to Michigan alone w/ no support - i'd stay here in texas w/ everything I know. But w/ her support I know I can make it.