zackw618 wrote:I was offered 10K a year. Like others, I had better $$ offers from higher ranked schools. I declined my offer of admission, so hopefully that opens up some money to others! They explicitly stated in their email that they do not negotiate scholarships, which I felt was a little harsh, since it was emphasized by underlining the sentence.
That's how I felt, too! I went into this cycle absolutely determined to be a Tar Heel. I'm not too upset over the $10k a year offer, though it's not at all competitive...they're a public university with limited funds, and I'm sure they lose a lot of great students every year simply because they can't afford to make it raaaaaain. But the general tone of all the correspondence I had with them was a huge turn off when compared to pretty much every other school...granted, all of it was the sort of form-letter stuff that everyone gets, and I'm sure the people that work there would have been much nicer in person or in individual messages, but good lord. They should replace the robot that writes their mass-emails.