Ask for living stipend at T3 school

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cheskama
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Ask for living stipend at T3 school

Postby cheskama » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:08 pm

McGeorge offered me a fellowship, which includes full tuition and a book award. Would it be inappropriate to ask for a living stipend on top of that? Has anyone had experience asking for living stipends on top of already generous scholarships?

Full tuition is appealing, but I would have to take loans for costs of living and I don't know if it would be worth it, considering McGeorge is ranked quite low and I could attend a higher ranked school with a lower scholarship (Hastings), but live at home and not have to pay rent.

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Re: Ask for living stipend at T3 school

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:15 pm

cheskama wrote:McGeorge offered me a fellowship, which includes full tuition and a book award. Would it be inappropriate to ask for a living stipend on top of that? Has anyone had experience asking for living stipends on top of already generous scholarships?

Full tuition is appealing, but I would have to take loans for costs of living and I don't know if it would be worth it, considering McGeorge is ranked quite low and I could attend a higher ranked school with a lower scholarship (Hastings), but live at home and not have to pay rent.


No harm in asking. I would politely ask something like "Do you have a work-study program where I could earn money for COL" to which they might reply "no, but we will give you money"




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