akasabian wrote:JP16 wrote:Accepted awhile back with $20K per year. Leaning toward Pepp, but visiting Cardozo and BLS for good measure. Brooklyn offered me $33K per year with just a top 80% stip. Is there anyway pepp would negotiate with this? Even if just dropping stip percentage? Or is BLS too far down the ladder?
You can try to use it as leverage. But my understanding is that Pepp really only sees the other similar (and better) LA schools regarding negotiations. So if you have LMU, try to leverage that. Overall, what works with them usually is just saying how much you want to be a part of that culture, but the affordability is what is holding you back from being able to attend Pepperdine, especially considering CoL.
Thanks for the response! I have $18k per year to LMU so I figure that won't be very effective in leveraging against Pepp's $20K. I may try using the BLS scholly and the fact that Pepp really is my #1 choice to get a little more money. Is it too soon to send a negotiation e-mail?