Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

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chalhou1
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Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby chalhou1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:23 pm

I'm wondering if it is pointless since the schools aren't really rivals or near each other.

Wisconsin with $8,000 scholarship out of state
MSU full scholarship

should I ask MSU to remove the 3.0 stips or maybe include a stipend for books? or do most schools just say no?

I'm assuming it also is pointless to negotiate with wisconsin since MSU is ranked much lower

scammedhard
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby scammedhard » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:11 pm

Negotiate. What do you lose other than a few minutes? Worse case scenario they say "no," and that's the end of it; but otherwise you can get a lot back from just a few calls/emails.

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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby chalhou1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:35 pm

bump

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:42 pm

Absolutely. It's not like they can deny you admissions for trying. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. That's not to say your chances are high--I actually have no idea what your chances are of a successful negotiation--but it's worth a shot.

chalhou1
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby chalhou1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:57 pm

this is probably a stupid question but they can't rescind or lower your scholarship for asking?

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:05 pm

Nope, they cannot rescind / lower your scholarship unless you lie about the aid received from other schools, for example.

Read this if you'd like: http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... aspx?ID=17

chalhou1
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby chalhou1 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:19 pm

hate to bump this again but I have one more question, does it matter that I have already put a deposit down at michigan state?

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Hawkeye Pierce
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:21 pm

I don't see why it would. You can make deposits to multiple schools, after all. I think for the most part, these schools expect people to be negotiating offers.

chalhou1
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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby chalhou1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:46 pm

should I just send them an email or send it in a short word document? and would you guys just send it to the admissions office?

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Re: Should I try negotiating scholarships between these schools?

Postby bartleby » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:04 pm

email. no attachment.




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