Negotiating stips

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gilkile
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Negotiating stips

Postby gilkile » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:50 pm

I currently have a scholarship offer that is contingent on staying in the top 80%.
I want to have all stips removed, for comforts sake. How can I ask for this,as I don't have a better offer to leverage with? Also, does it look bad if I'm trying to negotiate such a generous scholarship?

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Br3v
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Re: Negotiating stips

Postby Br3v » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:15 pm

gilkile wrote:I currently have a scholarship offer that is contingent on staying in the top 80%.
I want to have all stips removed, for comforts sake. How can I ask for this,as I don't have a better offer to leverage with? Also, does it look bad if I'm trying to negotiate such a generous scholarship?


If you are bottom 20% I expect you have bigger problems

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Re: Negotiating stips

Postby sd5289 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:48 am

Br3v wrote:
gilkile wrote:I currently have a scholarship offer that is contingent on staying in the top 80%.
I want to have all stips removed, for comforts sake. How can I ask for this,as I don't have a better offer to leverage with? Also, does it look bad if I'm trying to negotiate such a generous scholarship?


If you are bottom 20% I expect you have bigger problems


+1

I'm considering my top 80% offers as guarantees. If I can't do that then I don't belong in law school.

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2014
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Re: Negotiating stips

Postby 2014 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:44 pm

Top 80% is a great stipulation honestly. If you don't meet it you should probably drop out, and the fact that it will cost you a boat load more should make that decision more obvious.

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Re: Negotiating stips

Postby gilkile » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:47 am

Obviously, I'd prob drop out if I was bottom 20 percent. I just like the fact that my scholarship is now Un-stipulated... all i did was ask them, and they agreeed




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