Shyguy4 wrote:I tried negotiating via e-mail with the admissions office using the classic "michigan is my number one choice (which it actually is), but graduating with debt is a concern" and received a very swift reply that stated "we can almost guarantee your request for additional scholarship will not be met".
I was somewhat insulted at the fact that they wouldn't even forward my request to a scholarship committee or even consider the request at all. I used competing offers from two peer schools which offered me more than Michigan and a full tuition scholarship from a T20 school, yet they seemed to flat out reject my request and I am continually seeing people talk about their successful negotiations. I have a solid GPA and an LSAT score of 17X. I am considering making an appointment with the financial aid office to go in an negotiate in person, but has anyone else received this type of response from Michigan during their attempt to negotiate? I am not quite sure what to think about the way they are handling this.
I got a similar response, saying they don't re-access scholarship amounts.
Same, here, though I got back a very nice email from admissions indicating that the financial aid office is
open to engaging on these types of situations, but that without a compelling argument, they weren't going to up my merit scholly and that I was welcome to call and discuss further. (I did - bottom line: 1. Michigan should be the right choice outside of financial considerations; 2. Cornell's offer of 2/3 tuition wasn't compelling.) I'm well above GPA 75th and between 25th-50th for LSAT.
Not happy about the result, but generally pleased at how the admissions officer handled the interaction. Probably won't be able to attend Michigan with my current offer, though, so meh.
Anywho, just thought I'd share my experience. Congrats to those of you who have had success!