Can you negotiate aid on basis of LRAP?

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Can you negotiate aid on basis of LRAP?

Postby Horsefeathers » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:22 pm

I am leaning toward PI/Gov work, and was accepted to a highly ranked school with a killer LRAP program. Paid my deposit and set to go there when - surprise!, a less highly ranked but still solid school in my hometown admitted me off of their waitlist.

While I realize that the employment prospects at said less highly ranked school can't compete with the higher-ranked one, I'm tempted, especially in light of the lower tuition and decent scholarship I was offered off the bat.

My question is: Since the first school has a much better LRAP program, attending my hometown school could be more expensive, even if at lower tuition, if I pursue PI and do IBR. Does this seem like a relevant factor for negotiating aid? (I would still be paying sticker at the higher ranked school, after all)....

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Re: Can you negotiate aid on basis of LRAP?

Postby Horsefeathers » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:42 pm

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Re: Can you negotiate aid on basis of LRAP?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:48 pm

I think it's worth it if you are upfront and honest, though I do think that the fact that the other school is highly ranked will have a larger impact on them possibly giving you aid than the LRAP of that school.

Also, this late in the game I wouldn't have much hope of getting any aid.




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