ks2499 wrote:Jarndyce&Jarndyce wrote:So here's a question--I'm in at BU with no scholarship (a little surprising), and also at Baylor with 133k Scholarship (those are the only two schools i've heard back from). I suppose this is the age old, sticker at a T1 versus Full-ride+stipend at a T2. I'm curious for some input.
Frankly, I have no clue how they'd react, but I definitely think it's worth a try! I think they'd understand that it's hard to turn down a full ride anywhere for sticker...
On a related note - I negotiated with BU and BC once already and would like to bring my new offer from BC back to BU to see if they'll match since I'm leaning more toward BU at this point. Is it ok to go back and try to negotiate a second time like this? It feels obnoxious, but I'm really looking to minimize debt.
Some of the posters in this thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27221 advocate strongly for a negotiating strategy that calls for asking a second time for a reconsideration. I was successful at the one place I tried this at (though a T2 school), so I think it's definitely worth a try!
I know what you mean though - it made me a little uncomfortable to ask again when I was thankful that they negotiated once.
Personally I'm still waiting to hear back on my first scholly from BU, fingers crossed!