Leverage Question

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Leverage Question

Postby derrminater » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:39 pm

So I got into BU with no money attached as of yet. I visited on Friday and fell in love with the place. Unfortunately, I'm still paying sticker at this point. I have received other money at lower ranked schools (William and Mary 4k/yr, St. Johns Full Tuition, Northeastern 20k/yr, etc). If I were to send a letter to BU would it be a moot point to bring up any of these other offers? I really want to go there but without any money it'll be a hard sell. I checked out the usual forum people get referred to and it basically says I'm beat. What should I do? Additionally, do people usually send a hard copy letter or an email? Thanks.

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Re: Leverage Question

Postby JD2014 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:09 pm

You should ask. Worst case scenario is that they refuse. I don't know how threatening 20k/year at Northeastern is to BU though.

I believe this is the definitive thread on negotiating merit aid:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 22&t=79373

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