What is the best timing for negotiating scholarship $$?

Discuss various money matters here. Loans (federal and private), scholarships, lottery winnings, or other school finance related information and queries.
User avatar
opus127
Posts: 196
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:04 pm

What is the best timing for negotiating scholarship $$?

Postby opus127 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:53 am

I have been awarded full-tuition at a top-20, and have 2 T14 acceptances with no aid yet. I'm also still waiting to hear from the schools I'm most interested in attending, but I believe those schools won't announce scholarship decisions until months after sending admissions decisions.

At what point should I let higher-ranked schools know I would rather attend them, but will have to go with the full-tuition school unless they can offer me $$? Should I write them as soon as I am admitted, or wait until they have told me their offer?

Can anyone who applied in previous cycles share their experiences with similar negotiations?
Thanks!

Amelie
Posts: 814
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:19 pm

Re: What is the best timing for negotiating scholarship $$?

Postby Amelie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 am

I'm also wondering this. I have money at a T14 and don't know when I should contact other schools letting them know. I've heard that a second round of Darrow invites goes out in March, do I want to contact Michigan before that?




Return to “Financial Aid”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest