Michigan Scholarship

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miguelfoogo
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Michigan Scholarship

Postby miguelfoogo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:24 pm

Hi all,
So i have not been offered any money from Michigan. On their website they say they will frequently offer a little money to people who did not initially get offered any...if the person writes to request it.

I should have some scholarship money from a peer institution soon.

My question is whether I should wait to write Michigan asking about receiving some merit aid until I have a peer school scholarship offer in hand or if I should start out asking for some money in general without any evidence of other scholarships.

My reasoning for maybe doing the latter is because it seems possible they would offer me a small scholarship just by my general request.
Then it may offer me more negotiating power if I could come back 2 weeks later and say, "i already have this scholarship from you, but now this peer school is offering this money. can you raise the scholarship"... in essence it gives me a chance to bump the scholarship up from a higher starting point.

I was thinking if i came with the peer school scholarship evidence right away, they might only give me the same little bump up in scholarship they would give if i just asked in general. Does having two chances to write to them, give me more opportunity to raise the scholarship?

Thanks for any input.

PRgradBYU
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Re: Michigan Scholarship

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:04 am

miguelfoogo wrote:My reasoning for maybe doing the latter is because it seems possible they would offer me a small scholarship just by my general request.
Then it may offer me more negotiating power if I could come back 2 weeks later and say, "i already have this scholarship from you, but now this peer school is offering this money. can you raise the scholarship"... in essence it gives me a chance to bump the scholarship up from a higher starting point.


I admittedly have little experience with negotiating scholarships but from a tactical standpoint, this makes the most sense to me. Good luck!




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