PomasThynchon wrote: rman1201 wrote:
PomasThynchon wrote:Thanks for the advice all, especially Cupidity. Hopefully I get a speedy (affirmative) response.
Let me know how it goes, I'll be attempting to negotiate pretty soon after my cycle develops a little further. So far though I haven't heard too many success stories with BU though.
Yeah...I'm not expecting an exact match (don't need one anyway considering GW is more...or estimated to be more...expensive. 20k would be enough to sway me...I'd consider 15 even). Maybe I should've tossed my Minnesota offer in, though I doubt that's as powerful as GW (based off location alone).
Sad to hear about BU being difficult with $$$--anything specific you've heard about BU not willing to match peer schools? Anyway, I should be informative for you, our numbers are very similar. I like to think I have pretty cool softs, but who doesn't?
Nice to see a Gator too, I'm from South Florida, know a ton of people there.
So far most of the stories I've heard have just been people emailing BU, asking for a second run of scholarships, maybe asking for a specific amount or whatever, and BU has been responding with "We will continue to evaluate applications for merit based aid", kind of a shrug off. You still might want to wait a little bit to start though, just because they did say they'll can give out merit at any time (plus Cupidity's success last year was pretty late in the cycle).
If BU is your #1 choice, I'd just try to leverage up every other school first to as high as you can get them, then just show BU your cards and see what they do. $15-20k seems like a pretty good range, 15k being most likely.
I doubt I'll get any kind of money from GW/Fordham to work with unfortunately, I applied reallllly late in the cycle (around feb 1st).
You can try MN, but they're more loose with their money and BU knows this, so it won't have as much weight as GW, Fordham, or BC.
Are you going to any of the ASDs?