Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

Yes!
13
45%
No :(
9
31%
I didn't apply for one
7
24%
 
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby njdevils327 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:59 pm

chichi1992 wrote:Just got a small scholarship bump from BU. Sent my appeal in about 2 weeks ago. PM for details!

Oh cool this answered my question lol. That would be the perfect amount of time since I'm headed right up to their seat deposit deadline with that timing. Can you message me your stats and what the bump starting figure and end figure was?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:47 pm

Has anyone heard anything more from need based scholarships?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:42 am

Small bump for me as well - matched BC's offer.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 07marie05 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:58 am

A_Faus95 wrote:Has anyone heard anything more from need based scholarships?


Still waiting on mine too! Submitted late last week.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gtmort » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:32 pm

I got a pretty large chunk from need based aid. Def swung me in favor of BU over BC.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:10 am

Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:13 am

A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:23 am

I'm pretty sure BU lost my application. Applied back in January with really good stats and still haven't heard anything lol

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby FinerThingsClub » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:28 am

RParadela wrote:I'm pretty sure BU lost my application. Applied back in January with really good stats and still haven't heard anything lol


Same. They must really not like me for some reason.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:34 am

ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:43 am

A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.


would it be bad to call the office and ask for a timeline?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:55 am

A_Faus95 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.


would it be bad to call the office and ask for a timeline?

How long ago did you submit the need based aid application? In general, I personally wouldn't follow up with an admissions office to ask about financial aid HOWEVER with the deposit deadline being only a week away...if you've been waiting a long time it totally makes sense to be a nervous/want to know. I think they would understand.

Also - if you're not awarded aid, do they tell you? Not sure if this could be why you haven't heard

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:03 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.


would it be bad to call the office and ask for a timeline?

How long ago did you submit the need based aid application? In general, I personally wouldn't follow up with an admissions office to ask about financial aid HOWEVER with the deposit deadline being only a week away...if you've been waiting a long time it totally makes sense to be a nervous/want to know. I think they would understand.

Also - if you're not awarded aid, do they tell you? Not sure if this could be why you haven't heard


?
I submitted before the priority deadline (march 1). Thats what my question is too, if no aid is awarded do they let you know?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:07 pm

A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.


would it be bad to call the office and ask for a timeline?

How long ago did you submit the need based aid application? In general, I personally wouldn't follow up with an admissions office to ask about financial aid HOWEVER with the deposit deadline being only a week away...if you've been waiting a long time it totally makes sense to be a nervous/want to know. I think they would understand.

Also - if you're not awarded aid, do they tell you? Not sure if this could be why you haven't heard



I submitted before the priority deadline (march 1). Thats what my question is too, if no aid is awarded do they let you know?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:11 pm

A_Faus95 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
A_Faus95 wrote:Sounds like the majority of need based scholarship decisions are still not sent out? What do y'all think?

Created a poll to help us figure this out!

Edit: Also, I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug the admitted students page! If you're admitted and think you might go to BU, come join us. We need more friends.


would it be bad to call the office and ask for a timeline?

How long ago did you submit the need based aid application? In general, I personally wouldn't follow up with an admissions office to ask about financial aid HOWEVER with the deposit deadline being only a week away...if you've been waiting a long time it totally makes sense to be a nervous/want to know. I think they would understand.

Also - if you're not awarded aid, do they tell you? Not sure if this could be why you haven't heard



I submitted before the priority deadline (march 1). Thats what my question is too, if no aid is awarded do they let you know? I also submitted a scholarship negotiation for merit, maybe thats affecting it? I really am not sure.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:20 pm

A_Faus95 wrote:
I submitted before the priority deadline (march 1). Thats what my question is too, if no aid is awarded do they let you know? I also submitted a scholarship negotiation for merit, maybe thats affecting it? I really am not sure.

I think they're reviewed together TBH.

If you submitted before the 3/1 deadline I don't thinLook back through here and through the 2019 thread...I think I remember someone saying that if you're not awarded aid you just don't hear about it but I honestly can't remember where or even if that was regarding BU.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Nadia » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:42 pm

Looking for some honest and direct advice...
I was awarded an initial scholarship on January 30th. I then sent in a negotiation letter with an updated transcript, resume, and offers from peer schools. On March 28th, BU replied by awarding me a small amount of need-based aid (but merit was not adjusted). Since then, I have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a paper that I co-authored has been accepted into a symposium. There is also a good chance that I will get work in a corporate legal department this summer. I really want to ask if BU would be willing to match BC's offer (at this point 6k more), but I am worried that it is too late, and that this may come off as arrogant. BU is my #1 choice at the moment, and I would be willing to submit my deposit in a heartbeat if this works out, and likely will still end up going if it does not. Thoughts?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby floatie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:38 am

Nadia wrote:Looking for some honest and direct advice...
I was awarded an initial scholarship on January 30th. I then sent in a negotiation letter with an updated transcript, resume, and offers from peer schools. On March 28th, BU replied by awarding me a small amount of need-based aid (but merit was not adjusted). Since then, I have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a paper that I co-authored has been accepted into a symposium. There is also a good chance that I will get work in a corporate legal department this summer. I really want to ask if BU would be willing to match BC's offer (at this point 6k more), but I am worried that it is too late, and that this may come off as arrogant. BU is my #1 choice at the moment, and I would be willing to submit my deposit in a heartbeat if this works out, and likely will still end up going if it does not. Thoughts?


You can ask them to match the offer. Of course, be sure to express gratitude for the need-based amount you were given.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:41 am

Just declined their offer, hopefully freeing up some more money for you guys. Good luck!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:50 am

Nadia wrote:Looking for some honest and direct advice...

It's not uncommon for people to negotiate more than once. Just make sure you're humble and thankful in your negotiation email. I think that It will only come across as arrogant if you set it up that way. Let them know that BU is your #1 choice and you will be attending it at all possible. If you're worried about sounding arrogant or entitled, sometimes the best thing to do is sell your desire to attend just as much as you sell your qualifications.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:33 am

Is anyone still waiting for a decision? I applied late (Feb 28) and my status check has been "complete" even since...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:49 am

intlbr wrote:Is anyone still waiting for a decision? I applied late (Feb 28) and my status check has been "complete" even since...

Earlier on this page someone else stated they were a Jan applicant still waiting

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby The_Gavel » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:59 am

intlbr wrote:Is anyone still waiting for a decision? I applied late (Feb 28) and my status check has been "complete" even since...


I applied the last day of January and haven't heard a word haha

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 am

ashrice13 wrote:
intlbr wrote:Is anyone still waiting for a decision? I applied late (Feb 28) and my status check has been "complete" even since...

Earlier on this page someone else stated they were a Jan applicant still waiting


Had applied early Jan and still waiting. LSAT well above 75th. It's a top choice for me and I had in fact had several communications with the adcom members before even applying. They were very helpful and answered my questions patiently. That's making me think they've lost my app :-(

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Nadia » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:04 am

Floatie and Ashrice,
Thank you!! Fingers crossed it works out!




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