lc0626 wrote:Hey I got a $75,000 scholarship award from both UChicago and NYU. I'd like to use NYU's offer to negotiate with UChicago, but I'm struggling to craft my appeal letter because UChicago's offer already seems better considering that COA at NYU is higher.
Should I just go ahead and imply that if UChicago increases my award, that would make my decision much easier, while being as polite as possible? But I can't figure out a convincing reason that I may choose NYU over UChicago with the same amount of scholarship money.
Asking for advice because I don't wanna be rude.
Just say something like 'UC is my top choice, but due to financial reasons' - they don't have to know what the actual reasons are - 'I'm at this time inclined to accept NYU's offer. If your office is willing to provide a bit more aid, I will be able to enroll'
shit's vague but i've had loads of success w/ similar reasoning.