need based aid negotiating?

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swtlilsoni
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need based aid negotiating?

Postby swtlilsoni » Tue May 01, 2012 2:19 pm

I know everyone negotiates for merit based aid, but what about need based? I didn't receive any need based grants so is there anything I can do?

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby dingbat » Tue May 01, 2012 8:09 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:I know everyone negotiates for merit based aid, but what about need based? I didn't receive any need based grants so is there anything I can do?

You should try anyway: "I really want to go to your school, but money expensive, please help"

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby swtlilsoni » Sat May 05, 2012 12:59 am

dingbat wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:I know everyone negotiates for merit based aid, but what about need based? I didn't receive any need based grants so is there anything I can do?

You should try anyway: "I really want to go to your school, but money expensive, please help"


Really? or are you joking. So whatever I sent the merit aid people, talking about how finances are tight and I might have to withdraw, just send that to the need based aid department?

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby blurbz » Sat May 05, 2012 1:06 am

As long as the request is well-written and passes the laugh test, it certainly won't hurt. The worst they'll say is no, and then you're in no worse a position than you otherwise would have been.

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby dingbat » Sat May 05, 2012 8:07 am

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby T14HopefulAK » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:47 am

I need HELP!!!! asking for some scholarship money. I have been accepted into University of UT (#49) AND recently got taken off the waitlist at University of MD (#39). I would love to attend UMD but would like to ask for some money as finances are tight. I do not know how to approach this topic as Utah is lower ranked.....I would like to try to ask for some money from Utah as well now that I have another admissions offer from Maryland.

I am really confused as to how to approach this. PLEASE HELP!

THANK YOU!

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:50 am

Anyone have experience negotiating need based with hys? Is it possible?

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby dingbat » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:01 pm

T14HopefulAK wrote:I need HELP!!!! asking for some scholarship money. I have been accepted into University of UT (#49) AND recently got taken off the waitlist at University of MD (#39). I would love to attend UMD but would like to ask for some money as finances are tight. I do not know how to approach this topic as Utah is lower ranked.....I would like to try to ask for some money from Utah as well now that I have another admissions offer from Maryland.

I am really confused as to how to approach this. PLEASE HELP!

THANK YOU!

See my post in the other thread where you asked this question

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Re: need based aid negotiating?

Postby T14HopefulAK » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:10 pm

dingbat wrote:
T14HopefulAK wrote:I need HELP!!!! asking for some scholarship money. I have been accepted into University of UT (#49) AND recently got taken off the waitlist at University of MD (#39). I would love to attend UMD but would like to ask for some money as finances are tight. I do not know how to approach this topic as Utah is lower ranked.....I would like to try to ask for some money from Utah as well now that I have another admissions offer from Maryland.

I am really confused as to how to approach this. PLEASE HELP!

THANK YOU!

See my post in the other thread where you asked this question



Thank you! I appreciate the input!




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