Negotiating scholarship requirements

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LSATfromNC
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Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:47 pm

Has anyone here successfully negotiated removing scholarship requirements? I've seen numerous people say you could but I have yet to come across a thread where someone was successful.

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Veritas
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:48 pm

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373 <-- good read

I have read success stories on TLS. I will keep you updated on mine, I plan on negotiating my ass off.

LSATfromNC
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:58 pm

I'm more looking at removing the class rank stipulation some schools include. I personally have gotten schools to double their offer (last cycle), but I have never seen (or tried) someone get the rank stipulation removed (though I have seen ton's of people say to try).

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S de Garmeaux
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby S de Garmeaux » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:02 pm

that guide is awesome and i plan to start sending out letters this week

are emails too informal? are physical letters too formal and/or inefficient and/or slow?

Im mostly asking you LSATfromNC, since it looks like you have experience in this...

any advice is great

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Veritas
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:08 pm

I've started with simple emails to schools I have heard nothing from, related to merit scholarships, just to start the convo. Then I plan on bringing in the other offers once I get word from those schools on what they are (or are not) offering.

I'm going to be trying to reduce scholly requirements also. Ugh this is going take a lot of effort/patience.

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twert
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby twert » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:12 pm

sdegarmo wrote:that guide is awesome and i plan to start sending out letters this week

are emails too informal? are physical letters too formal and/or inefficient and/or slow?

Im mostly asking you LSATfromNC, since it looks like you have experience in this...

any advice is great

i think i remember Dean Pless saying he preferred emails.

LSATfromNC
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Re: Negotiating scholarship requirements

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:18 pm

sdegarmo wrote:that guide is awesome and i plan to start sending out letters this week

are emails too informal? are physical letters too formal and/or inefficient and/or slow?

Im mostly asking you LSATfromNC, since it looks like you have experience in this...

any advice is great


Last cycle I used email, I think all but one school I asked actually increased their scholarship offer. The one school that didn't play along simply said "it is so nice that you have so many great offers, lucky you!" Even then I still ended up getting my financial aid package (not merit scholarship) increased at that school.




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