How do you guys recommend going about negotiating scholarship? I received a little less than $10,000 at SCU and was hoping to receive around $15,000 at least. I just finished all of my other apps a week ago so I am waiting on a reply. The only thing I received so far was $25,000 at McGeorge but have no interest in attending. Any suggestions on how to go about negotiating with SCU without having them wish me luck at another school?
No idea if this is good advice, but...
Instead of asking them to match an offer from another school and risk them saying good luck, you could just say, "I really want to come here, but I don't think I can make it work financially unless I get X amount." If you frame your choice as not one school v. another but going to law school v. not going, it might remove the likelihood of them simply taking the offer off the table. It also admits you have almost no leverage because no competing offer, but it may be lower risk lower reward.