Can we negotiate need aid?

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joetheplumber
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Can we negotiate need aid?

Postby joetheplumber » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:37 pm

So UCLA and UC davis both gave me different amount of need aid. With UC davis giving me twice as much as UCLA. My questions is, can i ask UCLA to match davis need aid.

This is not merit aid though. Any thoughts or experiences?

LawperaMan
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Re: Can we negotiate need aid?

Postby LawperaMan » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:04 pm

I couldn't say for sure, but I have a tough time imagining any scenario where it would hurt to ask.

005618502
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Re: Can we negotiate need aid?

Postby 005618502 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:18 pm

joetheplumber wrote:So UCLA and UC davis both gave me different amount of need aid. With UC davis giving me twice as much as UCLA. My questions is, can i ask UCLA to match davis need aid.

This is not merit aid though. Any thoughts or experiences?


I know you say its not merit aid, but sounds like there is a merit aspect to this. Why do you say this is not merit aid?

joetheplumber
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Re: Can we negotiate need aid?

Postby joetheplumber » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:54 pm

well UCLA said it was a "need base" grant based on need access. So I know for sure UCLA is a need base grant. But now that i look at UC davis, it said grant aid and does not specify whether it was need aid or merit aid (but the # is based on need access application...)

So I am not sure about UC davis. Does grant aid include both merit and need?




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