How to ask for money when you got accepted.

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resilience9
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How to ask for money when you got accepted.

Postby resilience9 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:45 pm

What should it sound like
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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby guano » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:51 pm

resilience9 wrote:I want to ask one of my reach schools for money, but they are already cheaper than the other schools I applied to because the school is public. Should I ask, and how? My numbers are below their medians. I need money!

Dear X,

Thank you very much for accepting me. Y is my favorite school, but, costs are a major consideration for me, and I was wondering if there's anything that you can do to make the decision to attend law school easier.

Thank you,

Resilience9

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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby resilience9 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:19 pm

any other input?

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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby Dmini7 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:24 pm

guano wrote:
resilience9 wrote:I want to ask one of my reach schools for money, but they are already cheaper than the other schools I applied to because the school is public. Should I ask, and how? My numbers are below their medians. I need money!

Dear X,

Thank you very much for accepting me. Y is my favorite school, but, costs are a major consideration for me, and I was wondering if there's anything that you can do to make the decision to attend law school easier.

Thank you,

Resilience9


This should be the core of your message. I would personally add more information to avoid making it generic though. Not everyone recommends it, but I think at least stating one thing about the school that really makes it your top can't hurt.

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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby resilience9 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:27 pm

I hope I get something
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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby toothbrush » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:27 pm

resilience9 wrote:What is the worst that could happen?(not rhetorical) my lsat is 10 pts below their median and my gpa is on par? But, I really need the money.

I think shame / embarrasement is the worst that can come from one of these letters. Expect the worst and you won't have either of those though..

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Re: How to ask for money when you barely got accepted.

Postby guano » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:16 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
guano wrote:
resilience9 wrote:I want to ask one of my reach schools for money, but they are already cheaper than the other schools I applied to because the school is public. Should I ask, and how? My numbers are below their medians. I need money!

Dear X,

Thank you very much for accepting me. Y is my favorite school, but, costs are a major consideration for me, and I was wondering if there's anything that you can do to make the decision to attend law school easier.

Thank you,

Resilience9


This should be the core of your message. I would personally add more information to avoid making it generic though. Not everyone recommends it, but I think at least stating one thing about the school that really makes it your top can't hurt.
I agree completely. The point you're trying to make is that it's your dream school, but, at sticker it'll just remain a dream




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