Negotiating Aid in Person

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zestylemon
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Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby zestylemon » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:35 pm

Hey guys!

I'm meeting with Fordham's financial aid office next week and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to negotiate financial aid in person (most of the posts here are about letters). I mean from the most basic of 'what do I wear' to 'do I mention their recent pitfall from 29th to 38th' sort of stuff.

Thanks!

L-a-w
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Re: Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby L-a-w » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Interested in this as well!

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Re: Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby whsy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:15 pm

I wouldn't bring up their drop in rankings. I'm sure they're aware of it, and it's not exactly tactful. I think business casual should be fine, and I would approach the subject the same way you would via email/letter.

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Re: Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:47 pm

whsy wrote:I wouldn't bring up their drop in rankings. I'm sure they're aware of it, and it's not exactly tactful. I think business casual should be fine, and I would approach the subject the same way you would via email/letter.


Imagine if you were them, and some arrogant 0L came in sounding like he/she was entitled to an increased scholarship because of a rankings drop...

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Re: Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby zestylemon » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:25 pm

Doing this tomorrow, expecting it to be a mostly informal chat about loans and stuff but I'll let you all know how it goes!

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Re: Negotiating Aid in Person

Postby zestylemon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:01 pm

Definitely more of a casual conversation on loans, debt, options they have for guiding people through the loans process, etc. It wasn't a negotiating aid atmosphere so I didn't attempt anything, so to anyone doing this, make sure you have a good idea of what you're getting into before you go creating an awkward conversation.

Hope that helps a bit!




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