What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

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Xixak
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What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby Xixak » Wed May 29, 2013 2:35 pm

I seriously have no idea, sorry if it's stickied somewhere.

When someone says you could "Get in at Penn with $$" for example what does that mean?

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed May 29, 2013 2:58 pm

Xixak wrote:I seriously have no idea, sorry if it's stickied somewhere.

When someone says you could "Get in at Penn with $$" for example what does that mean?

Generally it notates the approximate scholarship amount at a school.

$ would be a low scholly, say 15k a year or less.

$$ would be a medium, sub-half scholly.

$$$ Would probably be half to three quarters

$$$$ is generally a full-ride, or close to it.

That's how I understand it, although I don't know how correct that is.

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby Xixak » Wed May 29, 2013 2:59 pm

^ Thanks makes sense.

When you say that though. Say $$ is a half scholly. Does that mean half of the tuition EVERY year or just half of 1 year's tuition?

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby guano » Wed May 29, 2013 3:35 pm

There is no uniform system, people use as many $ as they feel appropriate

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed May 29, 2013 3:50 pm

guano wrote:There is no uniform system, people use as many $ as they feel appropriate

This is true, I was just going by general sentiment, but there certainly is no ironclad rule. A mod won't come and edit your $$$ from Michigan into $$ once they find out it was 75k instead of 90k.

Xixak wrote:^ Thanks makes sense.

When you say that though. Say $$ is a half scholly. Does that mean half of the tuition EVERY year or just half of 1 year's tuition?


When people talk about scholly, it tends to be over the entire three years, although once again, there's no ironclad rule.

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby Micdiddy » Wed May 29, 2013 4:06 pm

The most important use is that whatever "$" or "$$" means to you, if you say you have "$" at one school and "$$" at another, it should not just be a whimsical or accidental second click of shift+4, but a literal representation that the "$$" is a scholarship of greater value (same applies when adding extra "$"'s on top of that).

And for the love of god, NEVER type $$$$$.
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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby M458 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:16 pm

Micdiddy wrote:The most important use is that whatever "$" or "$$" means to you, if you say you have "$" at one school and "$$" at another, it should not just be a whimsical or accidental second click of shift+4, but a literal representation that the "$$" is a scholarship of greater value (same applies when adding extra "$"'s on top of that).

And for the love god, NEVER type $$$$$.


Bu-bu-but...stipends! If movies can get 5 stars, then a Ruby should be able to get 5 $ ;)

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby TripTrip » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:02 am

NoodleyOne wrote:
Xixak wrote:I seriously have no idea, sorry if it's stickied somewhere.

When someone says you could "Get in at Penn with $$" for example what does that mean?

Generally it notates the approximate scholarship amount at a school.

$ would be a low scholly, say 15k a year or less.

$$ would be a medium, sub-half scholly.

$$$ Would probably be half to three quarters

$$$$ is generally a full-ride, or close to it.

That's how I understand it, although I don't know how correct that is.

ftr, that's exactly how I have always thought of it.

M458 wrote:Bu-bu-but...stipends! If movies can get 5 stars, then a Ruby should be able to get 5 $ ;)

The Ruby's its own thing. You wouldn't say you have $$$$$ at Chi, you'd just say you have the Ruby.

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Re: What do $, $$, $$$ Mean?

Postby KD35 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:15 am

Yea people arbitrarily put out as many $$$ as they want. Use at your own discretion.




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