Trying to get a scholarship?

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Trying to get a scholarship?

Postby roddy4 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:57 am

I was accepted to a T14 but haven't been offered any scholarship/grant aid. I have a median GPA and LSAT between the 25th and median. I know I'm not a prime candidate for major aid considering I have't received any scholarships from anyone inside the T14. Is it ok to send an emailing saying something like "While I would love to attend your institution, my current financial situation has led me to consider other options. I feel your school is the best school for me and would appreciate any scholarship consideration available." I realize it's a long shot without leverage. Do schools care enough about their yield that something like this could work, or would they essentially "call my bluff" (even though I'm not bluffing). Thanks

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Re: Trying to get a scholarship?

Postby Neatrends » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:54 am

The worst that can happen is that they'll say "no can do, bud." So it is definitely worth a shot considering there's a remote chance that sending a quick e-mail will reduce the amount you pay by thousands. They definitely aren't going to take back your offer of admission thats for sure. Just make it sound sincere, good luck!

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