xJD2017x wrote:ec24 wrote:UCLA will not be matching USC scholarships (I tried). This is a culmination of the following reasons:
-they are no longer butting heads in rankings
-UCLA is substantially cheaper than USC (they will point this out to you)
-they don't have to; people are willing to attend UCLA without a match
They will not much your total USC amount but they will still up you to the point where it will be cheaper for your to go to UCLA. SO say USC offered 120k and UCLA 75k, UCLA will probably bump you to 105k therefore making UCLA cheaper(for in state). That's based upon from what I saw on LSN. UCLA is 10k cheaper of in state about 3-4 for out of state. The only problem is that private schools usually raise their tutions every year in a more predicatable pattern. Public schools don't raise them every year but when they do it is in big chunks.
That is not true, at least not all around.... my offer from USC was even higher than $120k and they did NOT offer me anything close to 105k after negotiations.