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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:33 am 
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Ladies and Gents, I give you Professor Steve Vladeck of WCL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_mBh3jf2z8


That makes me not want to go.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Just accepted via email, 165/3.0 application complete on 1/10


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


How were you informed?

I'd need some serious cash to consider attending as well


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


Did they contact you?


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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slawww wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


How were you informed?

I'd need some serious cash to consider attending as well


Via a 'courtesy' email from ≈15 minutes ago. Some direct quoting:

"...it is my pleasure to report that you have been selected to receive an American University Washington College of Law Dean's Merit Scholarship. The Dean's Merit Scholarship consists of a one-time award of $20,000.00 to off-set tuition during the first-year of law school at American University. This email is provided as a courtesy only. It is not an express or implied offer of admission or scholarship funds. Actual offers are only sent via U.S. mail."


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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slawww wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


How were you informed?

I'd need some serious cash to consider attending as well


+1
The acceptance was nice but the school is so expensive, the city is really expensive and the job prospects are too weak


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Jdawgie wrote:
slawww wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


How were you informed?

I'd need some serious cash to consider attending as well


Via a 'courtesy' email from ≈15 minutes ago. Some direct quoting:

"...it is my pleasure to report that you have been selected to receive an American University Washington College of Law Dean's Merit Scholarship. The Dean's Merit Scholarship consists of a one-time award of $20,000.00 to off-set tuition during the first-year of law school at American University. This email is provided as a courtesy only. It is not an express or implied offer of admission or scholarship funds. Actual offers are only sent via U.S. mail."


And that's it for the 3 years?
No thanks (at least if it was me)


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:55 pm 
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JayJones78 wrote:
slawww wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
Just got offered the super generous one time Dean's Merit Scholarship of $20,000

Now that I know I'm getting nickels thrown at me, I won't go near WCL with a ten foot pole.

EDIT; I know this sounds snotty, but honestly what is this school thinking with its tuition?


How were you informed?

I'd need some serious cash to consider attending as well


+1
The acceptance was nice but the school is so expensive, the city is really expensive and the job prospects are too weak


Not to mention competing with Georgetown, GWU, UVA, and anyone else who ever wants to work in DC.

My cousin goes to American. I would have honestly considered it. Instead the tone has been unfriendly, communication has been minimal, few advances or attempts to persuade me have been made, and I've never had personal contact with the school.

The way they offer up "courtesy" emails and include provisos about "implied funding" makes them seem cold and silly.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Got the one-time scholarship e-mail as well except with 7500 for the first year


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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wu27 wrote:
Got the one-time scholarship e-mail as well except with 7500 for the first year


:!: WOW :!:


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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Jdawgie wrote:
wu27 wrote:
Got the one-time scholarship e-mail as well except with 7500 for the first year


:!: WOW :!:


Same. Not to be ungrateful but jeez...


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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bluegreen wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
wu27 wrote:
Got the one-time scholarship e-mail as well except with 7500 for the first year


:!: WOW :!:


Same. Not to be ungrateful but jeez...


I would not be surprised if I get offered sticker :? :o


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:15 pm 
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Did they really think this would sway my decision?

bluegreen wrote:
Jdawgie wrote:
wu27 wrote:
Got the one-time scholarship e-mail as well except with 7500 for the first year


:!: WOW :!:


Same. Not to be ungrateful but jeez...


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Just got the $20k for the first year offer as well. Frankly I was surprised to receive anything, given American's reputation as being stingy with merit aid. They've gotta be one of the only schools to do this first-year-only scholarship award, I haven't heard of anyone else doing this.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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I just got a one time $10,000 award.

At first I was thinking this was just a tac on to scholarship offer that is still on its way.... I guess I was wrong.
Goodbye American


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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FallingHigher wrote:
I just got a one time $10,000 award.

At first I was thinking this was just a tac on to scholarship offer that is still on its way.... I guess I was wrong.
Goodbye American


Do you know if they are contacting applicants regardless? Meaning to tell if they got something/got nothing?


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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2012Lsatscore wrote:
Dean's Merit Scholarship: one-time award of $20,000.00

(Take it as you will.)


I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind this one time move. I don't get it.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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FallingHigher wrote:
I just got a one time $10,000 award.

At first I was thinking this was just a tac on to scholarship offer that is still on its way.... I guess I was wrong.
Goodbye American


This is what I was thinking. Its not? I got a one time 7500 offer. Guess I can cross American off my list. Just doesn't seem worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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2012Lsatscore wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:
Dean's Merit Scholarship: one-time award of $20,000.00

(Take it as you will.)


I'm trying to understand the reasoning behind this one time move. I don't get it.


Does it matter if its in a lump sum versus being divided per year?

(I'm not being snarky/sarcastic. That is a genuine question.)


It does and it doesn't. It does when it's 10K or something like that. It doesn't if they give enough one time $ that will make sense.


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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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 Post subject: Re: American University Class of 2016
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tony2167 wrote:
Just got the $20k for the first year offer as well. Frankly I was surprised to receive anything, given American's reputation as being stingy with merit aid. They've gotta be one of the only schools to do this first-year-only scholarship award, I haven't heard of anyone else doing this.

FallingHigher wrote:
I just got a one time $10,000 award.

At first I was thinking this was just a tac on to scholarship offer that is still on its way.... I guess I was wrong.
Goodbye American

Both these things. I got an offer of $10,000 and I like the school, but... :?


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