using the 509 to ask for more money

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using the 509 to ask for more money

Postby rtbrah » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:49 pm

quick background
-received a scholarship that would cover most of my tuition and leave me with a total bill of around 10k for tuition
-called them and asked for a full tuition scholarship, which they gave
-the next day saw on the school's 509 that they have offered over 15 "more than full tuition" offers
- i have stats above both 75th's, is it in poor form/am i justified ask if i can get one of the "more than full tuition" offers?

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Re: using the 509 to ask for more money

Postby ggocat » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:10 pm

Sure, maybe it's poor form / maybe you're not justified, but who cares? They're not going to rescind your full scholarship offer, right? Probably worse they will do is say no. But I'd do your research to know exactly what you're asking for. Some "more than full" offers are like a $300/year book stipend. Some are $10k/year living expenses. See if these types of scholarships are mentioned on the school's website / on TLS / other website. I wouldn't just ask "more please"; I'd recommend asking for the specific dollar amount that the school gives out.

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Re: using the 509 to ask for more money

Postby jenesaislaw » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:14 am

Keep in mind that's 15 total for the entire school, not just a 1L class. It's also 2013-14.

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