Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

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superhands
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Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

Postby superhands » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:16 pm

Has anyone out there heard of applicants who have faced any negative repercussions (i.e. going from accepted to denied) after asking for merit aid?

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Re: Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:20 pm

No. Just make sure u are polite and friendly when asking.

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Re: Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

Postby KMaine » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:22 pm

superhands wrote:Has anyone out there heard of applicants who have faced any negative repercussions (i.e. going from accepted to denied) after asking for merit aid?


Why in the world would they do that???

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Re: Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

Postby superhands » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:41 pm

KMaine wrote:
superhands wrote:Has anyone out there heard of applicants who have faced any negative repercussions (i.e. going from accepted to denied) after asking for merit aid?


Why in the world would they do that???
KMaine wrote:
superhands wrote:Has anyone out there heard of applicants who have faced any negative repercussions (i.e. going from accepted to denied) after asking for merit aid?


Why in the world would they do that???


Spite?

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Re: Is there any downside to soliciting merit aid?

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:42 pm

No.

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Edit: If you have leverage, i.e. money from a peer school, that helps. FWIW, GeorgeTTTown isn't not a peer school of, say, Penn, so don't go to a T14 school telling them you got aid from your regional, state school.




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