AnMzungu wrote:Thanks, guys.
One more question: Do you think negotiating with Duke is off the table at this point? Say going back to them with the increased offer from my other school? Since Duke had me certify that I had withdrawn from my other schools, I'm leaning very heavily toward no on further negotiation, but I'd hate to leave money on the table.
I've cut $35,000 off my COA through negotiating at this point, so I'm already feeling like I got pretty lucky, but, hey, every bit helps.
As much as I desperately want your Duke spot, I don't see why you couldn't. I mean, send them the email chain as a pdf. They'll see you withdrawing, which means you followed their instructions, and then they'd see that your situation changed with the new offer based on your withdrawal. Perfectly reasonable IMHO. (But I'm sure that other school is lovely and cheap and you should go there.)