Leveraging range

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Neidermeyer519
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Leveraging range

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:22 pm

I have been admitted to my target school with a scholarship that is roughly 1/2 tuition. I am anticipating receiving a scholarship from a lower ranked school in state that will be equivalent to between 3/4 and full tuition. (I know it's presumptous to assume this, but for the hypothetical sake, just humor me. I base this off of LSN, people I know who have been admitted, etc.)

That being said, How high should I be able to get my target school to go from their initial offer? I know that full tuition is probably right out, but would it be unrealistic to try for 2/3? Any input, good or bad, is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:43 pm

How much lower? And what schools? Some schools will take anything within their range and higher. Other schools are really stingy and it basically has to be a better school before they'll negotiate. And are you talking about a T1 school vs. a T2 school or schools that are only a couple rankings apart?

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby lolschool2011 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:47 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:I have been admitted to my target school with a scholarship that is roughly 1/2 tuition. I am anticipating receiving a scholarship from a lower ranked school in state that will be equivalent to between 3/4 and full tuition. (I know it's presumptous to assume this, but for the hypothetical sake, just humor me. I base this off of LSN, people I know who have been admitted, etc.)

That being said, How high should I be able to get my target school to go from their initial offer? I know that full tuition is probably right out, but would it be unrealistic to try for 2/3? Any input, good or bad, is greatly appreciated.


I'm not sure there's as big of a difference between U of L and NKU as you think.... 1/2 scholarship at U of L probably equates to the same at NKU.

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:49 pm

I am a Kentucky resident, so I have decided that Louisville was my target school. The lower ranked school I was talking about was NKU, which typically places well throughout the state and in Cincinnatti. Louisville dropped out of the top 100 this year, and NKU is TTTT I believe?

I also have applications in at MSU, Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Arkansas.

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:51 pm

lolschool2011 wrote:I'm not sure there's as big of a difference between U of L and NKU as you think.... 1/2 scholarship at U of L probably equates to the same at NKU.


That's good then. I really didn't think there was that big of a difference, but I wasn't sure. So you think leveraging with money from NKU will be effective then?

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby lolschool2011 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:53 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:
lolschool2011 wrote:I'm not sure there's as big of a difference between U of L and NKU as you think.... 1/2 scholarship at U of L probably equates to the same at NKU.


That's good then. I really didn't think there was that big of a difference, but I wasn't sure. So you think leveraging with money from NKU will be effective then?


Could work - they might be willing to pay more to get your GPA. I'm sure they're wanting to inch up in the rankings again after this year.

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Re: Leveraging range

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:56 pm

That's what I was hoping for. I don't think I will be able to get a whole lot more out of them, but every penny counts, ya know?

So what do you think, given NKU offers a 3/4 to full tuition scholarship, is the max amount I should try to leverage out of Louisville?




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