Wow glad the heads up helped somebody!
As for scholarships, I'm actually retaking the LSAT on Monday on the off-chance that my scores might improve and earn me a better scholarship. I emailed admissions about the commitment form because I didn't want to sign my name down in blood just yet. I wanted to make sure I could still back out later on if I eventually did decide not to go. When they phoned me to discuss it, I mentioned the fact that I was retaking the LSAT, and they said that as commitment forms come in and people submit their withdrawals, they are constantly adjusting things. Think about it, other school's second seat deposits/commitment forms often require that students withdraw from other schools they've been accepted to, so when those other deadlines come up, more seats/scholarships are opening up. More money is available all the time and things are constantly changing.
Absolutely try to continue negotiating. Maybe mention the fact that another school's seat deposit that requires your withdrawal from UH is coming up, and you would appreciate a second consideration for more financial assistance. I will definitely be renegotiating when my new (hopefully improved) scores arrive. No reason not to, you have absolutely nothing to lose.
As a side note, the admissions guy I spoke to jokingly asked me if they should reduce my scholarship ($5k) if my score dropped. He scared the crap out of me. I REALLY hope he was kidding.
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