brinicolec wrote:pyramidenergy888 wrote:What about saying like "I guarantee I will matriculate if you give me X amount of money"? Does that ever work?
I would only recommend going this route if you actually mean it lol. I think something more along the lines of, "As I will be paying for my education myself (assuming you will), I have concerns about financing so much of my education via loans. This has caused me to look into other schools' offers [list offers in a way that makes sense]. However, [x] still remains my first choice and I would really like to matriculate here. If [x] is able to provide more aid (maybe be more specific if you honestly do have a specific number that is necessary), I am fully prepared to make my seat deposit (or something like that)."
Of course I would only say that if I meant it. At a certain point, they gotta make it affordable and it doesn't matter how much I want to go -- I can't pay more than like 10k a year MAX in tuition so I'm hoping I can just say that to them. In exchange I would offer a guaranteed matriculation.