After negotiating scholarships

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After negotiating scholarships

Postby jad0re » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:04 pm

So I negotiated somewhat successfully with a T20, I guess, but the extra 4k/yr(to match another T20 offer) doesn't seem to make that big of a difference in terms of total coa.

Additional 20k, for instance, would be nice. But I don't know if asking again makes me look like an ungrateful person that they no longer want. Any thoughts? Has anyone negotiated for some more successfully for the second time around?

What confuses me more is that the extra scholly not part of the merit award, it's named after some person (I don't know if this fits the criteria of a "named scholarship"). Is this normally how it works for people who negotiate scholarships? Or is this something special?

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Re: After negotiating scholarships

Postby nickb285 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:09 pm

Yes, people have negotiated and renegotiated--I haven't personally had much success this cycle, but read through the "Negotiating scholarships works!" thread in the acceptances/denials forum.

They're not going to "no longer want" you if you ask for more money. Be polite, obviously, but the only way they're going to rescind an offer is if you flat out lie about other offers. Worst case scenario, the financial aid guy/assistant dean rolls his eyes, tells you no, and then forgets about it after 15 minutes.

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Re: After negotiating scholarships

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:21 pm

I was literally just thinking about this same thing. Really people have re-negotiated without anymore ammo? It does seem like a weird thing to me, but I guess a school would rather have the option to give you more or not before you flat out withdraw?
Should you send an email like "Thank you *nice stuff nice stuff nice stuff* but if my offer is not raised I will, 100%, choose another school. This is not a hardball tactic, simply the truth that I will not accept the current offer, *nice stuff nice stuff nice stuff*"?

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