Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

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mpj_3050
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Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby mpj_3050 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:24 pm

Received a scholarship that requires top 60% and would make tuition 3k a year and out of state fees have been waived and guaranteed to be waived even if my residency petition is denied. If I lose the scholarship tuition is 11k a year. Top 60% isn't a bad stipulation at all right? Can't assume anything grade wise but it is a pretty decent offer considering I would like to work in government.

No stipulation would be better bit it isn't like we are talking about top 15% kind of stuff.

The schools is Arkansas-Little Rock and although I am significantly above medians number wise and that means I am more likely to do well on paper, I can't assume I will rank highly, but is it unreasonable to assume that I will rank high enough to keep the scholarship?

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:27 pm

top 60% is reasonable, it could have been a lot worse

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:29 pm

Reasonable if you stay in the top 60%; unreasonable if you only make the top two-thirds.

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:33 pm

Haggle for no stips.

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby mpj_3050 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:35 pm

Right, I am from Ohio and applied to some southern schools for cheaper tuition and more favorable residency, plus I don't care where I live. Arkansas-Fayetteville waived out of state tuition and said 3k a semester after that contingent on a top 20% rank which is ridiculous. I have a little bit of help from family so 35k or 40k in debt is quite manageable on even a private sector salary of 40k (need to get the job though).

Hell, Akron could have been near full tuition but requires top 15% which is outrageous. I think top 60% is pretty reasonable and if I were to rank below that than it is time to get out of Dodge and cut my losses.

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:22 pm

bk1 wrote:Haggle for no stips.

This. Plus haggle for mo money. There is very-little-to-no downside.

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Re: Top 60% Stipulation Not Too Bad, Right?

Postby Veyron » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:29 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:Received a scholarship that requires top 60% and would make tuition 3k a year and out of state fees have been waived and guaranteed to be waived even if my residency petition is denied. If I lose the scholarship tuition is 11k a year. Top 60% isn't a bad stipulation at all right? Can't assume anything grade wise but it is a pretty decent offer considering I would like to work in government.

No stipulation would be better bit it isn't like we are talking about top 15% kind of stuff.

The schools is Arkansas-Little Rock and although I am significantly above medians number wise and that means I am more likely to do well on paper, I can't assume I will rank highly, but is it unreasonable to assume that I will rank high enough to keep the scholarship?


As long as they don't put you in the same section with the other scholarship kids.




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