Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

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Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby canigraduatealready? » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:51 pm

So I'm in an unexpectedly amazing position of having acceptances to HYS and being offered the Mordecai and Ruby (still waiting on a few other named scholarships).

Will HYS negotiate their aid based on my Ruby and Mordecai, or will they pretty much only care about what the other 2 offer?

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby kingpin101 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:01 pm

HYS aid is purely need-based so they wouldn't give a damn if Chicago (or any other school) gave you a million bucks to attend.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby rpupkin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:08 pm

No.

Also, you didn't ask, but tcr is to take the Ruby at Chicago, barring an unusually large amount of merit need-based aid at one of HYS.
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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby canigraduatealready? » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:13 pm

I expect quite a bit of aid (though I know what their ceilings are) at HYS, and have other reasons including a partner and personal preference, for wanting to attend one of HYS (won't say which though).

But thanks for the response!

rpupkin wrote:No.

Also, you didn't ask, but tcr is to take the Ruby at Chicago, barring an unusually large amount of merit aid at one of HYS.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby rpupkin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:16 pm

canigraduatealready? wrote:I expect quite a bit of aid (though I know what their ceilings are) at HYS, and have other reasons including a partner and personal preference, for wanting to attend one of HYS (won't say which though).

Fair enough. The wishes of a partner are worth a lot.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby HamlinMcgill » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:34 pm

HYS only offer need-based aid, but my experience was that their formula for calculating need is somewhat subjective. So there's some wiggle room for negotiation. It's worth a shot at least.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby doritosMotorola » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:25 pm

How did you do for LSAT? If you don't mind.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby Dcc617 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:48 pm

I'd seriously consider the Ruby if I were you.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby canigraduatealready? » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:55 pm

I'll PM you my stats.

doritosMotorola wrote:How did you do for LSAT? If you don't mind.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby Indifference » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:05 am

If you plan on doing a firm job during your time at school, I'd rule out H, because it will gut your need-based aid. This is from someone at H who loves it here. Dunno how Y/S deal with that.

Best of luck! You have no bad options. :)

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:12 am

Indifference wrote:If you plan on doing a firm job during your time at school, I'd rule out H, because it will gut your need-based aid. This is from someone at H who loves it here. Dunno how Y/S deal with that.

Basically the same way.

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Re: Does Ruby affect HYS Aid?

Postby TAD » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:43 am

rpupkin wrote:
Indifference wrote:If you plan on doing a firm job during your time at school, I'd rule out H, because it will gut your need-based aid. This is from someone at H who loves it here. Dunno how Y/S deal with that.

Basically the same way.


But do you essentially end up with a similar amount of money? For instance, if you receive max aid(~35k), took home 25k from an SA, would you pretty much end up with 10k in aid the following year?




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