Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

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Gatorbull84
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Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:55 pm

Yesterday, I sent out two emails into two schools about raising my scholarship award. I know I am impatient but I really want to hear back soon. Does anyone know how long it takes schools to make a final decision on scholarship negotiations?

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby Sandro » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:30 pm

One would think possibly after school's deadlines they will know how much if any money they have left. I think at this point almost all money has been given out, but it depends on the school.

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:35 pm

use common sense.. all schools are different

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby northwood » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:37 pm

you may hear someting about a week after you send it. depends on the schools obviously!

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:39 pm

Can anyone PM me one of these? I'd like to try my hand at negotiating one of these days.

Btw, do people often do it? Is it chutzpah at all? I don't want to risk straining my relationship with a law school for a 10% chance at saving 10k.

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby Sandro » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:33 pm

I think schools understand its a game, just like the admissions process. Asking for more money wont strain anything unless you come off looking like a dbag and ask for a BMW or something. Or if you have nothing to leverage and ask for a stipend on top of your full ride. Otherwise, its perfectly normal to fish for more money.

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby northwood » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:27 pm

Sandro wrote:I think schools understand its a game, just like the admissions process. Asking for more money wont strain anything unless you come off looking like a dbag and ask for a BMW or something. Or if you have nothing to leverage and ask for a stipend on top of your full ride. Otherwise, its perfectly normal to fish for more money.



This is spot on!

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Re: Scholarship Negotiations....when should I hear back?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:41 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:use common sense.. all schools are different


I love how there is always one person who has to chime in with a dbag response.

to everyone else thanks




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