Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

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LSATobsessed
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Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

Postby LSATobsessed » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:41 pm

what is the consensus on asking for scholly increases after completion of the first year?
has it been done? do you have to threaten to transfer? how can it be done?

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Sirius Blackstone
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Re: Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

Postby Sirius Blackstone » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:48 am

You can ask, but the school has no incentive to give you a scholarship increase. They've already reported your numbers, and it's not worth it to throw more money at you just to prevent you from transferring.

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Re: Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

Postby sam91 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:25 pm

LSATobsessed wrote:what is the consensus on asking for scholly increases after completion of the first year?
has it been done? do you have to threaten to transfer? how can it be done?



Depends on what school your at. I know for a fact some lower ranked schools will value your GPA (and therefore positive employment prospects) enough to give you what you want. Or if nothing else an increase in scholly. While it probably would give you better leverage to ask once you have a transfer acceptance - couldn't hurt to ask either way.

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Re: Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

Postby TheOnePercent » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:35 pm

Sirius Blackstone wrote:You can ask, but the school has no incentive to give you a scholarship increase.

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Re: Asking for scholarship increase after 1L year

Postby Avian » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:09 pm

Some schools will toss a little money at you to stay if you're at the very top of the class and a transfer threat. You can always ask, but don't get your hopes up.




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