Negotiating between transfer admittor schools for grants

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mrosmith
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Negotiating between transfer admittor schools for grants

Postby mrosmith » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:47 am

Has anyone successfully negotiated between schools you have been admitted into as a transfer for some sort of scholarship? Or is the sole reason schools admit transfer students is for their willingness to pay full price?

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autumnaesthetic
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Re: Negotiating between transfer admittor schools for grants

Postby autumnaesthetic » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:10 pm

Also interested in hearing a new perspective on this, although my search results unfortunately indicate a big fat no (save extenuating circumstances).

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starchinkilt
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Re: Negotiating between transfer admittor schools for grants

Postby starchinkilt » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:16 pm

mrosmith wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated between schools you have been admitted into as a transfer for some sort of scholarship? Or is the sole reason schools admit transfer students is for their willingness to pay full price?


Check the schools website. Most say transfer students are not awarded scholarships and grants. They don't really care if you choose one school over another.

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Re: Negotiating between transfer admittor schools for grants

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:50 pm

starchinkilt wrote:
mrosmith wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated between schools you have been admitted into as a transfer for some sort of scholarship? Or is the sole reason schools admit transfer students is for their willingness to pay full price?

Check the schools website. Most say transfer students are not awarded scholarships and grants. They don't really care if you choose one school over another.

For the most part, this. They don't care. Your benefit is getting the more valuable degree, and if you won't pay full price for it, they have a stack of names of people who will.

For schools that give substantial need-based aid (read: HYS), you may still get some $$ from them, but 1) it isn't negotiable and 2) you can't apply for it until you're already enrolled. That's the only situation I know of where transfers get any $$ at all, but it still doesn't give you any leverage.




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