Jericwithers wrote:Not sure if you should tell them you are about to commit with less money, have to incentivize them to give you more so you will go. Let me know how it works, I will be sending mine in a week or so.
FWIW I talked to Dean Hoye about this and it was my impression that the opposite could also be true. My impression was that he really only felt compelled to give people more money when someone's situation was along the lines of "I really want to go to Duke, but ___ offer elsewhere is making it difficult for me to commit, if you can match it I'll come".
Basically, he said they didn't like money being the only reason someone would have to end up choosing another school.