Asking for Scholarship Reconsideration - Midwest Regional Sc

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When should I ask Indiana for an increased scholarship?

Now (by leveraging the offer from Illinois)
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No votes
Early March (with a potentially higher LSAT score and Illinois offer)
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50%
Both (now with Illinois offer and in March with new LSAT if unfavorable result at first)
1
50%
 
Total votes: 2

PublicInterest2018
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Asking for Scholarship Reconsideration - Midwest Regional Sc

Postby PublicInterest2018 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:26 pm

I am currently evaluating offers between solid regional schools in the Midwest. I currently have the following offers on the table:

University of Illinois - Full tuition (out-of-state)
University of Iowa - Close to full tuition (30k for first year, and full in-state tuition w/ RA position for second and third years)
University of Indiana (Maurer) - 25k per year

Out of the three, Indiana is my top choice so I would like to get them to raise their scholarship offer. My current dilemma is deciding when to request a scholarship increase. I retook the LSAT in February and believe that my score may go up (from 162) by a few points. Of course, I don't know for sure since it is still a few weeks before scores are released. In your opinion, am I better off emailing them ASAP to inform them about the Illinois offer and ask for reconsideration now, or wait until I have the new LSAT score?

My thought was that if I ask now, and they don't bump the number up, I could still ask again if my LSAT score increases. Thoughts?

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Winston1984
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Re: Asking for Scholarship Reconsideration - Midwest Regional Sc

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:31 pm

I would wait for the new score. Wouldn't start negotiating until March anyway.

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bugsy33
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Re: Asking for Scholarship Reconsideration - Midwest Regional Sc

Postby bugsy33 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:38 am

Why is IUB your top choice over two objectively better schools? Are you an Indiana resident?




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