Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

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cawquette
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Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby cawquette » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:34 pm

Hi, so far I have been accepted to NYU and to Northwestern. Northwestern offered me a 150k scholarship, essentially full tuition, under the condition that I work for a year prior to matriculation (though it does not matter what I do). I am wondering if this offer will have leverage to negotiate with NYU? And when do I inform NYU of this offer?

I am so confused about how to negotiate. Any advice would be most appreciated...!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby dissonance1848 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:39 pm

I doubt NYU would give you much, maybe 20K, if that. What your goals are matters more, as well as how debt averse you are.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:41 pm

Just wanted to say that is the oddest stipulation I have ever seen. Though I guess it doesn't surprise me coming from NU.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby cawquette » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:54 pm

bk1 wrote:Just wanted to say that is the oddest stipulation I have ever seen. Though I guess it doesn't surprise me coming from NU.


strange, right? they say 95% of their class has work experience prior to matriculation. i guess they help manufacture that statistic lol

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:57 pm

bk1 wrote:Just wanted to say that is the oddest stipulation I have ever seen. Though I guess it doesn't surprise me coming from NU.

There were a handful of people last cycle that reported the same offer. IIRC these people had high numbers that raised both medians and were coming straight from UG.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:58 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
bk1 wrote:Just wanted to say that is the oddest stipulation I have ever seen. Though I guess it doesn't surprise me coming from NU.

There were a handful of people last cycle that reported the same offer. IIRC these people had high numbers that raised both medians and were coming straight from UG.


I must say, it's a pretty amazing offer.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby Blindc1rca » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:18 pm

yeah, and a good idea. especially since its a year off doing whatever the heck you want.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby fastforward » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:28 pm

This is not at all unusual for Northwestern.

Neither is a generous scholly offer, which puts you at something of a disadvantage if you try to use the offer as leverage with peer schools.

Here is what I consider to be the single most valuable thread ever to be found on this site. It's about negotiating merit aid:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

All the best as you decide what to do.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships in the T14?

Postby cawquette » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:33 pm

fastforward wrote:This is not at all unusual for Northwestern.

Neither is a generous scholly offer, which puts you at something of a disadvantage if you try to use the offer as leverage with peer schools.

Here is what I consider to be the single most valuable thread ever to be found on this site. It's about negotiating merit aid:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

All the best as you decide what to do.


wow, what an awesome thread. thank you!




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