Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

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Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby mattbarnes123 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:52 pm

or does it (if I get any) come later? Vmail from Dean Schwartz this AM. Playing phone tag. thx, TLS!

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby No13baby » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:56 pm

mattbarnes123 wrote:or does it (if I get any) come later? Vmail from Dean Schwartz this AM. Playing phone tag. thx, TLS!


The consensus from last year's thread is that most of the time he did mention financial aid in the initial phone call, although it could also be negotiated later.

Did you apply ED or RD?

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby mattbarnes123 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:32 pm

Got it over phone. Ty. Applied RD 9/15. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby No13baby » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:43 pm

mattbarnes123 wrote:Got it over phone. Ty. Applied RD 9/15. Good luck to everyone else!


Oh my god I submitted like a week after you.

FREAKOUT!!!

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby duckmoney » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:50 pm

He told me last year over the phone. He was open to negotiation but wouldn't budge much before ASW. I withdrew before hardballing though.

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby qbt1990 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:56 am

What are your numbers, if I may ask? feel free to PM

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby Champion » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:07 pm

No mention of an initial offer over the phone, Accepted 11/2. Just going to play the waiting game (since it's so early and see what happens). Probably will have to wait on other acceptances and money to start the "talks".

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby fakehunter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:36 pm

Just got in, so excited! I received a merit aid offer during my phone call. If you'd like more detail, feel free to PM.

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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:38 pm

If I remember correctly, last year merit aid info was mailed out a short time after acceptance, and if you were getting merit aid they usually (but not always) mentioned in the admit phone call that you'd be receiving aid info in the mail.

Edit: Actually, looking back at my posts from when I was admitted, it looks like they tell you over the phone.
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Re: Does UCLA offer merit aid during admit phone call?

Postby TMC116 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Yeah some merit awards are mentioned over the phone. I got the call literally 30 minutes ago, telling me about acceptance and offering money



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