krad wrote:Anyone have any luck negotiating $ with DU? I'm trying to get them to up my $ a bit...
I tried to convince them to bump their commitment 5k/yr (currently 15k/yr over 4 yrs), but all I got was a promise to flag my file for re-review later in the cycle. The lady I spoke with indicated I shouldn't count on an increase...
5k/yr increase would seal the deal for me.
What are your #'s?
Krad, you have a decent chance of getting an increase given your #'s. Their admissions committee seems to place a lot more emphasis on GPA than other schools. Hence a kid with a 161 /3.22 is given the same scholarship as you with a 168 / 3.44. Granted both are splitters given Denver's numbers but I would think that 7 point difference on the LSAT and .22 gpa would count for something. Esp since a 158 / 3.57 gets the largest merit but you get the shaft.
I think Denver's current conundrum is they gave out a lot of early money to some people but they've received a lot of last minute apps from overly qualified candidates. like OldHippie 170/3.5, Defago 3.7 / 168, etc. So, if you're trying to leverage and you're like a 3.6/160/158 candidate already getting 60k it's not going to happen. Not to sound crass, but there are bigger fish for denver to fry than people at or barely above the 75th.