jd1969a wrote:goosey wrote:jd1969a wrote:Does anyone know when we should be finding out about need-based aid? I got $30,800 but would need more to actually go to Brooklyn (which is my 1st choice). I'm very qualified for need-based aid. Do they typically have a lot of aid to give?
so advice: if you are negotiating, push for the actual schol over the need-based aid. 10k of my money is in need-based and its really nerve-wracking because I know that they can only give half that for next year and they dont even need a reason. Scholarship is the only thing locked in. There is no law that says they have to give you the same amount of need-based aid every year, even if your financial situation is exactly the same
Thanks. I hadn't thought about how financial aid can change year to year. I was hoping for grants because although I (like everyone else ) think I can do well in school, I am 100% positive that I can stay poor, but you're right that merit aid would probably be better.
I don't really have much to negotiate with. The only better schools I've been accepted to are American, Maryland, and Cincinnati. I've gotten scholarships to other schools, but Brooklyn gave me the most money. Maryland would be cheaper overall (tuition + cost of living) for me since I'm in-state and could commute, but Brooklyn's tuition would be cheaper. Can I use that at all?
I'm very new to this whole negotiation thing and don't know what I'm doing, so any help would be appreciated.
I can't help you at all with negotiating, so for that I'm just going to say good luck. But that line just made me giggle.