franfair wrote:I didn't apply to SLS, but I remember rabbit saying that SLS was more generous with financial aid than HLS/YLS.
At least for this year, SLS had a different base loan amount (the amount that they expect everyone to take out in loans, before any financial aid is given: for SLS, it was about $26.5k, for YLS it was about $33k - so not an insignificant difference), which amounted to most of the difference in "generosity" for me. Outside of that difference, both schools met my full calculated "need" with grants (and, in fact, YLS had a slightly smaller EFC than SLS did for me, which made the net difference for me about $3k in SLS's favor).
watch4hook wrote:I know Yale doesn't take into account scholarship offers from other schools, but do they take into account competing packages from SLS or HLS. My offer from Stanford is way more generous than my offer from Yale... so much so it might make it hard for me to choose yale.
I'm not sure if the base loan amount is what's affecting everyone's awards as reported here...but if so, I'm not sure how much wiggle room they'll give you. When I tried to negotiate with P. Barnes last year, she told me since the difference was based on the base loan amount, there wasn't anything she could do. That said, I'd still recommend you talk to her...she's super-nice, and is really understanding of individual circumstances.