In need of some advice regarding merit aid

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Dawak1
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In need of some advice regarding merit aid

Postby Dawak1 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:34 pm

I was accepted to Fordham PT a couple of weeks ago, and I paid my full deposit ($1000) last week. Fordham is my top choice, but due to familial circumstances I will be requesting to transfer to Full time asap (this is a separate issue I guess but its also a factor). Fordham and SMU are the only two schools I applied to and Fordham was my top choice for obvious reasons (also I would strongly prefer to work in NYC ultimately). These schools were my only viable options for law school because I have family in both cities that I can live with during law school.

I was fully intending on attending Fordham (hopefully as FT) but just a couple days ago I received an admissions offer along with a 25k per year Deans Scholarship from SMU FT (I applied super late). From Fordham I have received a 7k merit scholarship (LSAT is above median but GPA is below). Fordham is still processing my fin aid so I am uncertain of what kind of need based aid I may receive (I most certainly need it, my families expected contribution is 0).

I was looking for some advice on how to properly negotiate merit aid with Fordham. I would prefer to attend Fordham (currently admitted as a PT student) but the offer from SMU is very enticing, given the scholarship and the fact that it is FT division. SMU has excellent employment prospects/reputation in dallas and I would happily live there. Ideally however I would attend fordham FT with a decent amount of aid. In terms of etiquette what is the best way to discuss all of this with fordham? a phone call? If I e-mail them them do I need to attach my scholarship offer letter from SMU as proof? Is that even necessary?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: In need of some advice regarding merit aid

Postby dingbat » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:03 pm

Dawak1 wrote:I would prefer to attend Fordham (currently admitted as a PT student) but the offer from SMU is very enticing, given the scholarshipand the fact that it is FT division. [/b]SMU has excellent employment prospects/reputation in dallas and I would happily live there. Ideally however I would attend fordham FT with a decent amount of aid.

Just tell them this.
Send an email.

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Re: In need of some advice regarding merit aid

Postby dailygrind » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:03 am

Don't make duplicate threads while the other is still fresh.




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