Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

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Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:18 pm

I promise that this is a real question, as I'm sure some are going to say I'm trolling.

I received both the Ruby and the Hamilton, but for personal areas would prefer to stay in the NYC area. However, the Ruby offers $15K over what the Hamilton does - so would anyone happen to have any experience of if it is possible to ask Columbia to match the Ruby in terms of giving the $15k stipend? Just wanted to see if anyone had been able to do it and/or how?

Thanks for any replies - I really appreciate all of the feedback that this site has provided me so far :D

(I know there have been some threads about something similar in the past, but I couldn't really find any with this exact point, but if you know of a thread that's discussed this, please let me know! Wouldn't want to discuss something that's already been discussed)

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:04 am

According to their 509, no one at Columbia receives more than full tuition. So no. But as debt-averse as I am, there's no downside to choosing Columbia here if you want to stay in NYC.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby addie1412 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:03 am

this takes first world problems to a whole new level

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:47 am

addie1412 wrote:this takes first world problems to a whole new level


lol true - I'm not complaining! Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my cycle, but just wanted to see if I could transfer the benefits of one scholarship into another school given they're the same ranking, etc.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby goldenbear2020 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:59 pm

CLS doesn't give more than full tuition. Also, they may be identically ranked, but their difference in yield is significant. Last year, CLS admitted 1224 and enrolled 391 (32%) while Chicago admitted 906 and enrolled 185 (20%). Most students wouldn't choose Chicago over CLS at equal cost.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby 20170322 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:07 pm

Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:09 pm

SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


Didn't you get a Dillard months ago? You're doing fine.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby Alexandros » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:33 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


Didn't you get a Dillard months ago? You're doing fine.

And didn't you withdraw your apps months ago?

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Alexandros wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


Didn't you get a Dillard months ago? You're doing fine.

And didn't you withdraw your apps months ago?


Not sure where you got that info - I didn't withdraw the apps for Columbia / Chicago for sure...

And got it
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why do you think that the yield is that much lower?

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby Alexandros » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:42 pm

taxman14 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


Didn't you get a Dillard months ago? You're doing fine.

And didn't you withdraw your apps months ago?


Not sure where you got that info - I didn't withdraw the apps for Columbia / Chicago for sure...


Wasn't referring to you - sorry!
Congratulations on your outcomes.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:44 pm

SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


I could share once the cycle is over - but I'd rather keep that confidential until then. Sorry - just don't want to screw myself over.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby Npret » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:38 pm

taxman14 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Dude, what're your softs??? Make me feel better about having a piss-poor cycle compared to you.


I could share once the cycle is over - but I'd rather keep that confidential until then. Sorry - just don't want to screw myself over.

Smart move. I'm not sure why that poster needs to make this about their ego. If you want to protect a semblance of anonymity, it's probably better to not disclose.

I doubt Columbia will match but you can ask. I would stay in NYC where you want to live and have a support system instead of going to Chicago.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby Mikey » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:39 pm

addie1412 wrote:this takes first world problems to a whole new level

haha, first world PROHHHBLUMSS

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby Lawschool305 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:41 pm

My favorite TLS moment was when taxman tried to negotiate a full ride with Fordham by using his Dillard. It gave me a nice chuckle. Glad to hear you got these options for NYC instead taxman.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:My favorite TLS moment was when taxman tried to negotiate a full ride with Fordham by using his Dillard. It gave me a nice chuckle. Glad to hear you got these options for NYC instead taxman.


haha I agreed - that was a dick move - just wanted to see how the negotiation process worked :P

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:41 pm

take the Hamilton if you want CLS/New York, Ruby if you want Chicago. Your debt will be low enough either way. congratulations on having the best law school outcome ever, twice.

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby taxman14 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:28 am

Thank you everyone for all of the advice! I'll keep you updated as to what I choose. I really do appreciate it!

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby dinan15 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:18 pm

What if you didn't get the Hamilton? Can you use the Ruby to negotiate with Columbia for more merit aid?

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Re: Using Ruby to negotiate Hamilton

Postby 20170322 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:28 pm

taxman14 wrote:
Lawschool305 wrote:My favorite TLS moment was when taxman tried to negotiate a full ride with Fordham by using his Dillard. It gave me a nice chuckle. Glad to hear you got these options for NYC instead taxman.


haha I agreed - that was a dick move - just wanted to see how the negotiation process worked :P


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