Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

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nitr0x99
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Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby nitr0x99 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:49 pm

I didn't think this was possible, but after reading on this forum, it seems that many do it. What is the best way to go about this. Should I do it over the phone, or through email? I fear that if I do it over the phone, an awkward conversation would ensue.

:oops:

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby BenJ » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:43 pm

E-mail or snail mail, not phone. Don't ask them to match it. Say (for example):

Dear Columbia Law School Admissions Staff,

I am extremely pleased to have been chosen for admission into Columbia Law School's Class of 2013. Columbia is my top choice for law school, and I would very much like to have the opportunity to attend.

However, the high cost of tuition and living in New York City makes Columbia a difficult proposition from a financial standpoint. Furthermore, I have received notification from the University of Michigan Law School that they will offer me a half tuition scholarship if I attend. Although Columbia remains my top choice, I cannot pass up the financial advantages Michigan's offer presents without a competitive offer from Columbia. If it would be at all possible for Columbia to provide funding that would mitigate some of the costs of attendance, I would leap at the opportunity.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

XXXX


I just threw that together. There are sample letters around somewhere.

nitr0x99
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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby nitr0x99 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:54 pm

Awesome. Thank you so much for the help

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby pleasetryagain » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Dear Concerned Applicant,

In response to your request for additional financial aid: LOLZ ROFLMAO GTFO.

Sincerely,
Columbia Law School Admissions Committee

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:06 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:I didn't think this was possible, but after reading on this forum, it seems that many do it. What is the best way to go about this. Should I do it over the phone, or through email? I fear that if I do it over the phone, an awkward conversation would ensue.

:oops:


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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby BenJ » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:14 pm

DCD wrote:Dear Concerned Applicant,

In response to your request for additional financial aid: LOLZ ROFLMAO GTFO.

Sincerely,
Columbia Law School Admissions Committee


Yeah, probably. But I could see that getting a 10k scholarship or something.

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:17 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:I didn't think this was possible, but after reading on this forum, it seems that many do it. What is the best way to go about this. Should I do it over the phone, or through email? I fear that if I do it over the phone, an awkward conversation would ensue.

:oops:

Do phone. I tried email and they replied 'no u'.

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby kickincane21 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:26 pm

is it possible to do this on more than one occaision? For example if I negotiate right now with my current offers and the school X comes back with a slightly higher offer, but then I get the rest of my acceptances and have another great offer, would it be extremely rude to then start negotiating again?

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby GATORTIM » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:33 pm

everythings negotiable...

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Re: Asking a school to match another school's scholarship?

Postby BobSacamano » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:41 pm

When I was applying to schools I asked the school I'm attending to match the scholarship of a peer school, and they did. So there ya go!




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