Can I ask for more money without competing offers?

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bellbane12
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Can I ask for more money without competing offers?

Postby bellbane12 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:22 am

Am thinking about writing USC to ask for slightly more scholarship money, but don't have a competing offer from a peer school (just lower ranked schools). Has anyone ever gotten more money just by asking?

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Re: Can I ask for more money without competing offers?

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:28 pm

bellbane12 wrote:Am thinking about writing USC to ask for slightly more scholarship money, but don't have a competing offer from a peer school (just lower ranked schools). Has anyone ever gotten more money just by asking?


I'm sure you can ask, but what incentive would they have to give? you could say at current price, you wouldn't be able to attend, but thats about it. I'm personally hoping schools get desperate closer to apr 30 and raise offers

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Re: Can I ask for more money without competing offers?

Postby florida1949 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:22 pm

Might as well try... Ask them to kindly reconsider your offer given that you (a) are debt averse and (b) really want to attend USC but are strongly considering another institution because of the financial flexibility they are offering.

My two cents.

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Re: Can I ask for more money without competing offers?

Postby magp90 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:44 am

Never hurts to ask! I think florida1949 outlined a good approach. You may not be as competitive as other people as far as merit scholarship negotiations go, but why not give it a try.




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