George Washington c/o 2016

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simplycatalina
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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:19 pm

Wow got the email about their international and comparative law programs today...quite impressive.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby deuceindc » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:22 am

kckool7 wrote:
gonnaknow wrote:


read the merit award letter again, for us who want to accept the merit award, April 1 is the first deposit deadline. " To accept your scholarship, we must receive your first seat deposit, in the amount of $500.00 by Monday, April 1.
"

Just checked, this is right. So basically, we're not able to negotiate our scholarships without risking losing it, or giving up all leverage by submitting the seat deposit?


Sorry, was going off the Admits Website.

You could ask for a deadline extension, too. Worst they can say is no.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby bagold » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:59 am

If we haven't received a merit award yet, should we assume it ain't comin?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby acs507 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:25 am

bagold wrote:If we haven't received a merit award yet, should we assume it ain't comin?

Most merit awards seem to come 2 to 3 weeks after acceptance.
If you don't get anything, you could always try to negotiate a bit of money?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:51 am

acs507 wrote:
bagold wrote:If we haven't received a merit award yet, should we assume it ain't comin?

Most merit awards seem to come 2 to 3 weeks after acceptance.
If you don't get anything, you could always try to negotiate a bit of money?


Just sent an email in to see if I could get anything. Basically said that I have other scholarship offers but I really want to go to GWU. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:53 am

bgoodrick wrote:
acs507 wrote:
bagold wrote:If we haven't received a merit award yet, should we assume it ain't comin?

Most merit awards seem to come 2 to 3 weeks after acceptance.
If you don't get anything, you could always try to negotiate a bit of money?


Just sent an email in to see if I could get anything. Basically said that I have other scholarship offers but I really want to go to GWU. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Just, as in at 3 am?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:03 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
bgoodrick wrote:
acs507 wrote:
bagold wrote:If we haven't received a merit award yet, should we assume it ain't comin?

Most merit awards seem to come 2 to 3 weeks after acceptance.
If you don't get anything, you could always try to negotiate a bit of money?


Just sent an email in to see if I could get anything. Basically said that I have other scholarship offers but I really want to go to GWU. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Just, as in at 3 am?


No, it was earlier in the day. I'm also on west coast time so it wasn't that radical of a time for me

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:22 pm

I wish there was a setting on gmail to "wait to send until this time". (There probably is and I'm just lazy)

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby radar714 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:32 pm

any1 have success negotiating merit aid? I'm sitting on 78k from emory and I'm wondering if GWU matches or at least tries to match and I'd rather live in DC than ATL

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby FromDCtoWhere » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:48 pm

radar714 wrote:any1 have success negotiating merit aid? I'm sitting on 78k from emory and I'm wondering if GWU matches or at least tries to match and I'd rather live in DC than ATL


The general response has been that they'll flag your file and get back to you after April 1st, when the seat deposits are due.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby stone_fox » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:03 pm

FromDCtoWhere wrote:
radar714 wrote:any1 have success negotiating merit aid? I'm sitting on 78k from emory and I'm wondering if GWU matches or at least tries to match and I'd rather live in DC than ATL


The general response has been that they'll flag your file and get back to you after April 1st, when the seat deposits are due.


Yes. I emailed them asking if I was being considered for merit aid and if/how I can negotiate. They told me that they were still evaluating all the files and will let me know when they make a decision (I assume after the deposit deadline). I was admitted around 12/18 and still haven't been offered any type of aid.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby 2011lal » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:12 pm

gatorgirl2012 wrote:
jone7007 wrote:Does anyone know if GW gives $ to those admitted to the part-time program?

THIS!

I was actually about to make this question haha! I have a feeling they don't, or they give minimal $$$ compared to FT because isn't the assumption that you're working while going to school. Just my guess, but I'd also appreciate some insight!!


They do, though I'm not sure how much or how often through the RD scholarship process. I know for a fact they admit PTers via ED.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby VeeD101 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:31 am

has anyone successfully negotiated an increase in their merit aid? I just sent an email and I'm nervously awaiting a response!

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby gonnaknow » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:53 am

VeeD101 wrote:has anyone successfully negotiated an increase in their merit aid? I just sent an email and I'm nervously awaiting a response!


check the last page or two.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby Bfalcon » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:39 am

FromDCtoWhere wrote:
gonnaknow wrote:got the package today, very nice one!

GW emailed me back about the $ increase and said that they would consider all the scholarship increase requests after 4/01, which is the first seat deposit deadline to see how many of us are still interested. in other words, we have to pay $ 500 before we have the chance to get the increase


+1


+1, I will be calling their bluff and withdrawing on this one. I'm not going to pay $500 into their coffers for a "maybe" when I've been accepted to much better schools.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby BNEGOP » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Any word on grants/loans from the school? Submitted my fafsa on 01/03

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby ultrasajid » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:58 pm

Reeeeeejected. Good luck y'all.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:26 pm

Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:27 pm

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?


It seems like most people have gotten it via email.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:24 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?


It seems like most people have gotten it via email.


lol, I wouldn't know

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby KingsCup » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:26 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?


It seems like most people have gotten it via email.


lol, I wouldn't know


unfortunately, that goes for both of us

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby b123 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:24 am

bgoodrick wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?


It seems like most people have gotten it via email.


lol, I wouldn't know


unfortunately, that goes for both of us


Joining the party.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:55 am

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Has merit aid been coming snail mail or email?


I got mine via e-mail about 2 weeks after my acceptance. I actually received my snail mail packet before any scholarship info and never received any scholarship letter or anything.

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby hopelessoptimist » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:36 pm

Should I be worried about merit aid if I was admitted 02/15 and still haven't heard anything? Worth sending an email now or wait til the end of next week, aka one month since admission?

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Re: George Washington c/o 2016

Postby kckool7 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:37 pm

hopelessoptimist wrote:Should I be worried about merit aid if I was admitted 02/15 and still haven't heard anything? Worth sending an email now or wait til the end of next week, aka one month since admission?

Probably worth an e-mail, I heard well before that.




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