Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

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Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:58 am

So I was awarded aid that was "based on merit and need". This is great since I didn't know if I would get any aid whatsoever. Not being entirely content with just taking what I was given, I wrote back saying I was considering a number of factors in choosing a school and financial aid offers were part of it, can I send competing offers from other schools for consideration? I get back an answer that pretty much says: sure you can send them but we won't be able to offer you any more money.

Is this a typical response? Should i stop here, or do all scholarship negotiations start out in this sort of fashion?

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Re: Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

Postby rman1201 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:01 am

It varies by school, some play ball and some simply dont. Theres a thread of which ones are known to negotiate. I may or may not search for it, if not use the search function.

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Re: Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

Postby fastforward » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:05 am

Best thread ever on TLS
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

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Re: Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:12 am

fastforward wrote:Best thread ever on TLS
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373


Yeah, I've read this. Just wondered if it was typical to get this kind of response or if it is a legit policy at some T14 schools.

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Re: Do school's always claim not to negotiate aid when asked?

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:12 am

rman1201 wrote:It varies by school, some play ball and some simply dont. Theres a thread of which ones are known to negotiate. I may or may not search for it, if not use the search function.


The search function on this site is awful. I couldn't find it.



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