sarahlawg wrote:vegenator wrote:mikeydan5 wrote:I am also posting this to the admitted thread:
I was admitted to UCLA in early January, and I didn't receive a scholarship. I got admitted to Texas recently and received an in-state tuition waver and $9500/yr. Since they are tied in the rankings, I wrote Dean Schwartz to see if UCLA could offer me a scholarship. Has anyone had any luck negotiating for scholarships so far?
I'm in the same boat. Admitted mid January with no word of scholarships over the phone, however, their acceptance email seemed to encourage negotiations. I got the same amount at Texas, 45k at Mich and hefty sums at WUSTL and UIUC I'm going to throw in to the negotiation ring.
I emailed Dean Schwartz over the weekend to see whether I am being considered for scholarships (and mentioned that I had others I was considering). He emailed me back saying that I should forward the other offers on to him and then he would forward those onto the scholarship committee.
Hoping I didn't jump the gun here, but I'd like to start negotiating somewhere. Under the right circum$tance$ UCLA could be pretty attractive
On an unrelated note (and I'm way to lazy to go through and catch up on all pages in this thread I've skipped, so I appologize if this has been discussed before), but...
During my acceptance phone call, despite not being offered scholarships and having no indication of financial need on my application, Dean Schwartz offered financial assistance for attending one of the admitted students receptions. I followed through on that, and they're offering to pay for the airfare. Sweet deal if you ask me, so if anyone else needs help/was offered help definitely send an email, they seemed really willing to help out there.
And CONGRATS to all the recent admits!
The grant email says, "We very much hope you find this offer competitive with others you have received. Please let us know." So it sounds to me like they're very open to negotiation. good luck!
They are definitely open to negotiation. On the phone, Schwartz basically said to me "Let us know about other school's offers that you are considering so we can match them."
This comes at the same thing as $96 million budget cuts to UCLA as a whole, not sure how it will affect the law school.