How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

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tintin
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How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby tintin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:18 pm

Okay, so I would like to see if I can leverage acceptances to CHicago and NYU into at least some token amount of $$ at penn, this would really seal the deal for me. I am also obviously running out of time to do this. Should I call, email? What do I say- basically that I really want to go but some $$ would really convince me? Sample letters? Advice? if a call is the best way, who do I call?
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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby remotelyfeasible » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:25 pm

It might be hard to leverage mere acceptance elsewhere into a scholarship. That said, I would probably just email them.

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby eth3n » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:27 pm

kidnapping

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:30 pm

I was able to leverage in-state tuition at UF into 7.5k a year at Fordham. Honestly, I think the way it works with leveraging is that they will pay you what you are worth. By asking them to give you $, it isn't so much they think your chicago acceptance warrants them giving you money, so much as they will think "Well, here is someone we can get to commit for a few bucks," so just ask.

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby tintin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:42 pm

Cupidity wrote:I was able to leverage in-state tuition at UF into 7.5k a year at Fordham. Honestly, I think the way it works with leveraging is that they will pay you what you are worth. By asking them to give you $, it isn't so much they think your chicago acceptance warrants them giving you money, so much as they will think "Well, here is someone we can get to commit for a few bucks," so just ask.


hey, whatever works :lol:

thanks!

any idea on wording to use in the email? it seems so tactless to say "i got into xyz, but i wanna go to b, so give me some $$"

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby tintin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:43 pm

also, i would be way more comfortable calling i think, email sounds so stilted......is calling that bad of an idea?

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Re: How to Ask for $$

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby tintin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:31 pm

thanks!!


anyone care to read my letter real quick?? i would really appreciate a couple of eyes to look it over

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Re: How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby zozin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:41 pm

Shoot.

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Re: How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby Amelie » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:42 pm

I think calling is fine... but they'll probably tell you to send an email also. So call, then email :D

I'll take a look at it if you want

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Re: How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby Bert » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:47 pm

I'm around and will take a look as well.

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Re: How to Ask for $$

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:08 pm

tintin wrote:thanks!!


anyone care to read my letter real quick?? i would really appreciate a couple of eyes to look it over


I'd be happy to look at it if you still need someone.

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Re: How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby tintin » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:10 am

thanks for the input guys, I have just sent it.

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Re: How to Ask for $$/can someone read my letter?

Postby tintin » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:59 am

update:

penn does not want to play that game with me, unless i have an offer from NYU or chicago (which i do not). however, the assoc director of admissions sent me such a nice email about how i would be the perfect fit for penn and it almost makes up for it....




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