Negotiating with Chicago

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Negotiating with Chicago

Postby hitherim » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 am

So it's been about 7 weeks since Chicago accepted me, and its been radio silence on the financial aid end.
I've got a $$$$ offer from UVA that I'd like to use to see how much I can get from Chicago.
Is it time to send an email to Chicago or if I should be waiting for them to reach out first?
I just submitted FAFSA and Need Access this weekend, so if that means anything - I'm not sure what Chicago's deal is on requiring that or not.

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Re: Negotiating with Chicago

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:55 am

I believe Chicago says they give you news of financial aid within 2 weeks of submitting the appropriate forms.

I would wait for that 2 weeks to pass anyway.

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Re: Negotiating with Chicago

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:40 pm

There's a pretty formal process and a standard form you'll fill out appealing your financial aid decision--they'll notify you of that after you get your initial award. In that form, there's a section where you can list other offers you have (and I have a feeling that section is the most important w/r/t whether or not your aid award increases)

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