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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby absolutazn87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:14 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:Okay, so how does this negotiation thing go? Here's what I've got, in short hand:

"Thanks so much for my aid offer. I very much would like to attend Penn for reasons X, Y and Z. However, because of my strong commitment to entering public interest law, student debt is a huge issue for me. I just wanted to let you know about a scholarship offer I've received from Peer School X. Their offer letter is attached."

Am I missing any points?

Good luck today azn (And jpk)!!

Thanks!! Good luck to you too!! :)

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby niederbomb » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:41 am

Excellent! Just got a nice merit award just shy of $60,000 (PM for exact number), not bad for a T14 almost-strikeout.

Where's this financial aid email with a link in it that people keep talking about? My parents have a bazillion kids, so I should qualify for something! Do you get this email whether you are eligible or not?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:43 am

niederbomb wrote:Excellent! Just got a nice merit award just shy of $60,000 (PM for exact number), not bad for a T14 almost-strikeout.

Where's this financial aid email with a link in it that people keep talking about? My parents have a bazillion kids, so I should qualify for something! Do you get this email whether you are eligible or not?


How did you find out about the merit award without receiving the email?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:45 am

uh oh. i just got 120k from NU

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:47 am

tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


Should I submit this directly to Penn, or should I ask Berkeley to match first since they are more of a traditional "rival"?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby jpk5372 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:47 am

tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


That's so amazing! Congrats!

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby niederbomb » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:49 am

jpk5372 wrote:
niederbomb wrote:Excellent! Just got a nice merit award just shy of $60,000 (PM for exact number), not bad for a T14 almost-strikeout.

Where's this financial aid email with a link in it that people keep talking about? My parents have a bazillion kids, so I should qualify for something! Do you get this email whether you are eligible or not?


How did you find out about the merit award without receiving the email?


I received an award email, not a financial aid email. It has no links in it.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:51 am

tipler4213 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


Should I submit this directly to Penn, or should I ask Berkeley to match first since they are more of a traditional "rival"?


Congrats again, that's amazing. One thing to consider is that if you wait for Berkeley to match, it could cost valuable time while Penn gives money out. And from what I understand, there is far from a guarantee that Berkeley will match. Even though Penn wouldn't consider NU a complete peer, they're going to recognize that as an extremely attractive offer and probably feel obliged to increase their offer somewhat.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby c_dubya_s » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:53 am

tipler4213 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


Should I submit this directly to Penn, or should I ask Berkeley to match first since they are more of a traditional "rival"?

I don't think you have to do one or the other--just submit it to both ASAP. Time is money, in this case.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:58 am

c_dubya_s wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


Should I submit this directly to Penn, or should I ask Berkeley to match first since they are more of a traditional "rival"?

I don't think you have to do one or the other--just submit it to both ASAP. Time is money, in this case.


That's a good point. When I talked to Bayrex briefly at Penn's ASW, it sounded like they wanted to hear about any and all competing offers you got (as long as you were seriously considering them). So if you get matched by Berkeley down the road, you can tell Penn that and they might be able to adjust their offer further.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby martinriggs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:59 am

Berkeley won't match any offers from Northwestern, it's on their website.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby niederbomb » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:00 am

So...did even those who didn't get need-based aid get an email with links in it?

I'm wondering why I got an award-only email. My parents have a close to a decade of kids.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:01 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
c_dubya_s wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:uh oh. i just got 120k from NU


Should I submit this directly to Penn, or should I ask Berkeley to match first since they are more of a traditional "rival"?

I don't think you have to do one or the other--just submit it to both ASAP. Time is money, in this case.


That's a good point. When I talked to Bayrex briefly at Penn's ASW, it sounded like they wanted to hear about any and all competing offers you got (as long as you were seriously considering them). So if you get matched by Berkeley down the road, you can tell Penn that and they might be able to adjust their offer further.


Who do I submit to? Bayrex? Anthony Henry (I will definitly CC him at least because I met with him and we hit it off)?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:04 am

niederbomb wrote:So...did even those who didn't get need-based aid get an email with links in it?

I'm wondering why I got an award-only email. My parents have a close to a decade of kids.


Your email just hasn't gone out yet. Everyone gets an email, even if they didn't get any need-based aid. So you'll know one way or another.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:06 am

martinriggs wrote:Berkeley won't match any offers from Northwestern, it's on their website.


This is an excellent point.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:07 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
martinriggs wrote:Berkeley won't match any offers from Northwestern, it's on their website.


This is an excellent point.


Yeah--just saw that. Probably for this very reason haha.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:35 pm

I sent in my negotiation email yesterday, and I didn't even get a confirmation. :?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:45 pm

law_monkey wrote:I sent in my negotiation email yesterday, and I didn't even get a confirmation. :?


Where di you send it?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:48 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:I sent in my negotiation email yesterday, and I didn't even get a confirmation. :?


Where di you send it?


I sent it to financial aid, but someone else said there's a scholarship email. I'm sending it to the other one too just to make sure, especially since I didn't get a confirmation.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby forward » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:50 pm

I was admitted in early Jan and my name is in the first half of the alphabet. Still nothing. :cry:

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:51 pm

forward wrote:I was admitted in early Jan and my name is in the first half of the alphabet. Still nothing. :cry:


The people with nothing seem to have pretty solid stats, and no one's announced getting the full Dean's yet. I think you all are going to be the big $ winners. :D

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 pm

law_monkey wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:I sent in my negotiation email yesterday, and I didn't even get a confirmation. :?


Where di you send it?


I sent it to financial aid, but someone else said there's a scholarship email. I'm sending it to the other one too just to make sure, especially since I didn't get a confirmation.


I sent one jointly to finaid and also student financial services--is there another?

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:50 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:I sent in my negotiation email yesterday, and I didn't even get a confirmation. :?


Where di you send it?


I sent it to financial aid, but someone else said there's a scholarship email. I'm sending it to the other one too just to make sure, especially since I didn't get a confirmation.


I sent one jointly to finaid and also student financial services--is there another?


Apparently there's scholarships@law.upenn.edu. So I sent mine to that one and finaid. I feel like regardless of which one you send it to it should be forwarded to the right department. That would be super mean if they just let it sit there/deleted it just because it's the wrong email address.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby lolok » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:53 pm

I didnt get a confirmation either, don't sweat it.

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Re: IN AT UPENN

Postby law_monkey » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:55 pm

lolok wrote:I didnt get a confirmation either, don't sweat it.


Ok thanks! I saw that other people had one, so they're just being inconsistent. :D




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