PhillyLaw2010 wrote:Temple is not giving me any money. I already told them about my scholarship offer but it made no difference.
I don't like the sound of that. I'm in a similar situation and am hoping to get something, even like 5k a year from Temple. I only have a 15k offer from Nova and am not really considering it, but have asked them to up the offer. Mirroring the majority of the sentiment here, I don't see how you can turn down a no-strings full ride, I may consider it if Nova comes up with an offer that would make them the cheaper option, but I really do like Temple a lot better for many of the reasons already mentioned.
I started off with a $5k nonrenewable scholarship. I showed them my other scholarship offers and they made it renewable for all 3 years...(plus I have in-state tuition).
Did you send them an actual copy of your scholarship offer?...that may sway them. But even so they probably won't give you a free ride. I'd go with Villanova. Think about it...you could graduate with virtually the same education, with zero debt.
18K a year for 3 years adds up. Take the free ride, you won't be paying back $600 a month in loans for the next 7 and half years....