Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

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boblawlob
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Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby boblawlob » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm

How impolite is it to ask for a scholarship raise, get it, and then still withdraw from the school?

I'm talking about already having half off tuition and negotiating for more and getting that.

I know of course people do it all the time and impolite or not, this is ultimately our own decisions to make. I'm just wondering how one would go about the situation with tact without burning any bridges.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby cinephile » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:27 pm

Don't worry about being impolite, just do what's right for you. And if you're not going to the school, you never need this bridge again anyway.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby Aawaldrop » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:29 pm

Just say you appreciate their offer and move on. It would be worse to string them along further and withdraw at the last moment.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby hephaestus » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm

You will not burn any bridges. Schools understand its part of the game.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:56 pm

It's a financial decision. Law schools understand this and won't hold it against you.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby dirtrida2 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:07 pm

They're using you for your numbers just as much as you're using them...

It's mutual, dont fret!

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby VegasLaw702 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:10 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:It's a financial decision. Law schools understand this and won't hold it against you.


This. But even if they were pissed off, there isn't any type of black list they can place your name on. I think the consensus is to grind every school for as much as you can, and go with the one that steps up to the plate the most.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:10 pm

I feel your pain. Not only am I going to do exactly this, but the school increased my fin aid by 36k AND I had already met the Dean and felt a pretty good vibe from the school in general. But, as said, it's a financial decision and I simply want to make the right one. My withdrawal email is probably going to be so overly polite I might puke in the middle of it. Still dreading to write it (and a part of me still wondering if I'm making the right call).

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:20 pm

It's not a problem. Just don't lie to people about your intentions and don't string them along forever.

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Re: Impolite to negotiate for a scholly raise, get it, and...

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:27 pm

You're just two numbers to them. This is how the game is played. There is no reason for you to feel apologetic about doing every ethical thing you can to maximize your opportunities.

Just withdraw promptly so that applicants waiting behind you can get their situations figured out.




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