Cornell Class of 2016

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby masked kavana » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:30 pm

Got the fin aid offer: 60k

I'm totally stoked to be receiving anything but have a hard decision. USC offered me 120k.

Does cornell negotiate? How do you approach this subject with the financial aid office? Any insight would be awesome. Thanks!!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:22 pm

masked kavana wrote:Does cornell negotiate? How do you approach this subject with the financial aid office? Any insight would be awesome. Thanks!!


Has anyone negotiated yet?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby moonman157 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:00 pm

ph5354a wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Checking in! Still far from making a decision, but I'm very seriously considering Cornell right now.


Yay! Are you considering negotiating with Cornell at all? There are a few people on lsn with similar numbers that got the $120k offer, but I'm not sure how to approach it. Maybe something like, "I'm seriously considering Cornell, but $40k would make my decision easier"? Not sure if I have the energy to write more appeal letters though.


Yeah, I'm certainly not afraid to negotiate, but I have no idea how to approach this. So far, I've mainly been negotiating higher ranked schools by saying "I'd love to go to your school, it's my top choice, but I can't pass up all this money from X school." How do I tell Cornell "Think you could give me more money, since Duke only gave me $30K less than you?"

Any suggestions? Thanks, guys!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Jaqen » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:31 am

moonman157 wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Checking in! Still far from making a decision, but I'm very seriously considering Cornell right now.


Yay! Are you considering negotiating with Cornell at all? There are a few people on lsn with similar numbers that got the $120k offer, but I'm not sure how to approach it. Maybe something like, "I'm seriously considering Cornell, but $40k would make my decision easier"? Not sure if I have the energy to write more appeal letters though.


Yeah, I'm certainly not afraid to negotiate, but I have no idea how to approach this. So far, I've mainly been negotiating higher ranked schools by saying "I'd love to go to your school, it's my top choice, but I can't pass up all this money from X school." How do I tell Cornell "Think you could give me more money, since Duke only gave me $30K less than you?"

Any suggestions? Thanks, guys!


You don't have to mention other offers at all. Maybe something like, kindly reiterate your interest in Cornell and state your gratitude for the initial offer, but express some concern regarding the job market and cost of attendance and ask if they can reconsider your award.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 am

Any chance begging will get them to offer something??

They gave me $0. :cry:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:37 am

iMisto wrote:Any chance begging will get them to offer something??

They gave me $0. :cry:


Sorry, Misto! What other offers do you have? Not that they have to be from peer schools or anything, but you can say something vague along the lines of "Cornell is my first choice, but due to other offers of merit aid it would be difficult for me to attend without a small scholarship."

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:38 am

Jaqen wrote:
You don't have to mention other offers at all. Maybe something like, kindly reiterate your interest in Cornell and state your gratitude for the initial offer, but express some concern regarding the job market and cost of attendance and ask if they can reconsider your award.


Yup, I'll probably try this today. Will let you know how it goes, moonman.
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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:40 am

ph5354a wrote:
iMisto wrote:Any chance begging will get them to offer something??

They gave me $0. :cry:


Sorry, Misto! What other offers do you have? Not that they have to be from peer schools or anything, but you can say something vague along the lines of "Cornell is my first choice, but due to other offers of merit aid it would be difficult for me to attend without a small scholarship."


Ok, I'll try to send something out today.

Thank you!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:42 am

ph5354a wrote:
iMisto wrote:Any chance begging will get them to offer something??

They gave me $0. :cry:


Sorry, Misto! What other offers do you have? Not that they have to be from peer schools or anything, but you can say something vague along the lines of "Cornell is my first choice, but due to other offers of merit aid it would be difficult for me to attend without a small scholarship."

This. Don't you have something from BU?

Also, in the event you do get into Berkeley off the WL, let them know about that and I'm sure they'll throw you something.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:44 am

BU updated their offer to me: 22K a year.

I am on Berkeley's WL/1rst quartile.

edit: I see. Mention BU?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:47 am

iMisto wrote:BU updated their offer to me: 22K a year.

I am on Berkeley's WL/1rst quartile.

edit: I see. Mention BU?

Yeah, mention BU.

Don't think you should mention Berkeley unless it happens later on.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:51 am

Lavitz wrote:
iMisto wrote:BU updated their offer to me: 22K a year.

I am on Berkeley's WL/1rst quartile.

edit: I see. Mention BU?

Yeah, mention BU.

Don't think you should mention Berkeley unless it happens later on.


Thanks, Lavitz. :o

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:55 am

Why are we operating on the assumption that Cornell has stopped giving out scholarship offers?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby iMisto » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:59 am

BigZuck wrote:Why are we operating on the assumption that Cornell has stopped giving out scholarship offers?


Guurl... they told a hoe she wasn't getn nothn.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 am

iMisto wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Why are we operating on the assumption that Cornell has stopped giving out scholarship offers?


Guurl... they told a hoe she wasn't getn nothn.


Really? Ugh, that sucks, I'm sorry. Definitely start negotiating then.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:49 am

If anyone is interested in exchanging appeal letters, let me know.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:14 am

I would just want to get the email so I can plan accordingly.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:24 am

"Are you on our Facebook page? You must ask to join with the name you applied to Cornell with to be accepted into the group."

UGH.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:44 am

So I was accepted around two weeks ago and sent all my financial information in within the post-acceptance 2 week buffer (I was accepted after the March 15 deadline).

Does anyone else have experience with this?

Does anyone know when I should expect to hear about a potential scholarship?

If they choose not to give you any, will they explicitly inform you of that, or do they only let you know if you solicit a scholarship offer?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:27 pm

ph5354a wrote:"Are you on our Facebook page? You must ask to join with the name you applied to Cornell with to be accepted into the group."

UGH.

Lol, may I ask why this is a problem?

Anyway, change your Facebook name, get into the group, change it back?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:31 pm

CR2012 wrote:So I was accepted around two weeks ago and sent all my financial information in within the post-acceptance 2 week buffer (I was accepted after the March 15 deadline).

Does anyone else have experience with this?

Does anyone know when I should expect to hear about a potential scholarship?

If they choose not to give you any, will they explicitly inform you of that, or do they only let you know if you solicit a scholarship offer?

Thanks in advance.

They will tell you if they're not giving you anything. The real question is when they're going to e-mail you. I have no idea how long it will take them this year, but it wouldn't be unprecedented for them to take until mid-April.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby BronxBlu21 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:32 pm

iMisto wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Why are we operating on the assumption that Cornell has stopped giving out scholarship offers?


Guurl... they told a hoe she wasn't getn nothn.


Wait they already told you that? They didn't even mention the possibility of redistribution after seat deposits? That is kind of brutal. I would not expect too much even if you mentioned BU due to the difference in rankings between the schools. Would you mind sharing your numbers (LSAT, GPA)? I'm just trying to see where I might fall given the offers already received by others and their statistics.

Also I am confused iMisto, your profile says you are a dude .... haha

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:46 pm

BronxBlu21 wrote:
iMisto wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Why are we operating on the assumption that Cornell has stopped giving out scholarship offers?


Guurl... they told a hoe she wasn't getn nothn.


Wait they already told you that? They didn't even mention the possibility of redistribution after seat deposits? That is kind of brutal. I would not expect too much even if you mentioned BU due to the difference in rankings between the schools. Would you mind sharing your numbers (LSAT, GPA)? I'm just trying to see where I might fall given the offers already received by others and their statistics.

Also I am confused iMisto, your profile says you are a dude .... haha


IMisto is a dude with numbers basically at both medians.

Looking at the scholarships and numbers Cornell was all over the map like Northwestern. I'm not sure how you can predict what they will offer.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:48 pm

Lavitz wrote:
ph5354a wrote:"Are you on our Facebook page? You must ask to join with the name you applied to Cornell with to be accepted into the group."

UGH.

Lol, may I ask why this is a problem?

Anyway, change your Facebook name, get into the group, change it back?


Haha that's my plan --just annoying because my facebook name is a common nickname for a not-common name which I never go by. I guess you have to make sacrifices for the people (law schools) that you love.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:03 pm

ph5354a wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
ph5354a wrote:"Are you on our Facebook page? You must ask to join with the name you applied to Cornell with to be accepted into the group."

UGH.

Lol, may I ask why this is a problem?

Anyway, change your Facebook name, get into the group, change it back?


Haha that's my plan --just annoying because my facebook name is a common nickname for a not-common name which I never go by. I guess you have to make sacrifices for the people (law schools) that you love.



You could message them with your real name perhaps?




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