Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

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nonprofit-prophet
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Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:50 am

I've heard of people doing this, but I'm not sure how they went about it. Anyone know who to speak to? Does UT do this? WHat kind of grades are required?

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby chewy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:44 am

I am interested in this question as well.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby maf70 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:54 pm

I've only heard of it in the context of transferring after second semester.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:59 pm

maf70 wrote:I've only heard of it in the context of transferring after second semester.


Ok. So if you get accepted to another school you can send that acceptance to your financial aid dean? Is that the general idea?

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby smelltheglove » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:59 pm

It's not gonna happen.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:33 pm

smelltheglove wrote:It's not gonna happen.


I know it has happened in the past, just trying to figure out the GPA requirement to pull it off.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby chewy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:39 pm

So is the consensus that you would need acceptance at a transfer school to leverage?

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby NicePete » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:56 pm

Also interested, and at the OP's school.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:38 pm

NicePete wrote:Also interested, and at the OP's school.


Nicepete, fwiw I think it has to be close to top 5%, though I'm not sure how close.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby dabomb75 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:18 am

chewy wrote:So is the consensus that you would need acceptance at a transfer school to leverage?


AFAIK yes

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby Extension_Cord » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:21 am

I don't think they will offer you any money, especially since the semester has already begun and you probably already paid for your classes. The reason? The school has close to zero incentive to offer it to you because only a handful of schools only allow spring transfers so from the schools standpoint, your not going anywhere anyways why pay you? Plus your grades may dip after Spring grades come out, so they rather wait until the top students start getting transfer offers.

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Re: Negotiating scholarship after 1st semester?

Postby gothamm » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:33 am

Extension_Cord wrote:I don't think they will offer you any money, especially since the semester has already begun and you probably already paid for your classes. The reason? The school has close to zero incentive to offer it to you because only a handful of schools only allow spring transfers so from the schools standpoint, your not going anywhere anyways why pay you? Plus your grades may dip after Spring grades come out, so they rather wait until the top students start getting transfer offers.


He may be talking about negotiating for 2L and 3L year, just as a safety net in case he tanks this semester. I've heard it done here at my T2. You'd likely need to do extremely well.




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