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Postby jjlaw » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:11 pm

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:22 pm

jjlaw wrote:Original post

Doubtful. Not peer schools for the most part, and the money seems comparable, given the COL at each location.

That said, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby Sandro » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:23 pm

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You can negotiate anything. The chances of you being successful are less than 5%.

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby jjlaw » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:44 pm

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:14 am

From my experience, adcomms dealing with scholarship negotiations want to know how much more you need to go to their school. BLS is not going to simply throw money at you, especially if they're trying to lure you away from tOSU, not 'dozo or Fordham.

Advice: figure out how much more money you need from BLS to make it "worth it" to go there and ask for that, politely. And explain why you need that much.

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:00 am

patrickd139 wrote:From my experience, adcomms dealing with scholarship negotiations want to know how much more you need to go to their school. BLS is not going to simply throw money at you, especially if they're trying to lure you away from tOSU, not 'dozo or Fordham.

Advice: figure out how much more money you need from BLS to make it "worth it" to go there and ask for that, politely. And explain why you need that much.


Um, what is your experience? Asking for a specific amount seems very odd and presumptuous. I've written a few successful negotiation emails and they looked very similar to OP's.

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:24 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:Um, what is your experience? Asking for a specific amount seems very odd and presumptuous. I've written a few successful negotiation emails and they looked very similar to OP's.

In both of my scholarship negotiations (which, admittedly took place in 2009, so the game may have changed), I emailed pretty much the same thing OP posted. Both schools responded with a substantially similar reply: how much more will make it worth it to come here and why do you need it?

Again, just my experience, not making a categorical statement.

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby ohiohawk58 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:36 pm

who would you address in the e-mail? having a hard time determining that

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Re: Can I negotiate this?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:41 pm

Address it to the person you've been in contact with, unless they have a designated financial aid person at the law school. If so, address it to that person.




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