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

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

Yes!
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No :(
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I didn't apply for one
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:32 am

Ashleighjarm wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:
SeanORaff33 wrote:Who are y'all using for negs?

I have full at IUbloom, Iowa, Wake (which I am hopefully not going to have to use), and got about half at GW and W&M. I already started negotiating with GW and W&M, so once I get them back I think I am gonna go forward with BU/BC. I started with 15k/yrly and would need 25-30 in order to feel comfortable enrolling.


In the terms of full schollies to lower schools, I'm using a policy of mentioning them but not attaching them to my letter, as I am with the similarly ranked offers. Not sure if that's good, but they are actually on my mind so I don't think it hurts - plus I'm using it as a way to try to flatter the school some more.


How far do you go with "similarly ranked?" For example, if you have a great offer at 25, can you use it at 20? Or is that too many spots?


For sure you could use that - if they're schools that you're considering and are competing for the same, I think they are valid to bring up. Is their bargaining power as good? Maybe not, but it's probably a case by case basis.

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:16 am

Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:19 am

mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email


I sent it to the Merit award email!

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

Postby Stephylynette » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:25 am

Has anyone been notified that they did receive the Public Interest Scholarship? I applied but didn't receive word that I didn't get it like some others. Have they just not decided yet or is not being notified of rejection a good sign?

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:27 am

2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email


I sent it to the Merit award email!


Thank you!

I guess while you're here, it's best to approach negotiation from a total COA perspective rather than scholarship amount or cash off tuition, right?

So if School A gave me 100k and school B gave me 75k..but it'd still cost more to attend school A due to COL, so I'm asking for a bump

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

Postby floatie » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:30 am

mrtux45 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email


I sent it to the Merit award email!


Thank you!

I guess while you're here, it's best to approach negotiation from a total COA perspective rather than scholarship amount or cash off tuition, right?

So if School A gave me 100k and school B gave me 75k..but it'd still cost more to attend school A due to COL, so I'm asking for a bump


That's what I plan on doing, especially given how expensive Boston is to live in :(

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:32 am

mrtux45 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email


I sent it to the Merit award email!


Thank you!

I guess while you're here, it's best to approach negotiation from a total COA perspective rather than scholarship amount or cash off tuition, right?

So if School A gave me 100k and school B gave me 75k..but it'd still cost more to attend school A due to COL, so I'm asking for a bump


I haven't received all my financial aid info, so take this with a grain of salt, but I would have to agree. COA is the figure you should be looking at! 100K at a small school in the south and 100K at BU are not the same!

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:35 am

@floatie and @2000andBeyond

Thanks! Good luck with your negotiations!

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:08 pm

floatie wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Does anyone have a specific contact that we should be sending our scholarship emails to? Or should we send it to the director that sent us the Merit award email


I sent it to the Merit award email!


Thank you!

I guess while you're here, it's best to approach negotiation from a total COA perspective rather than scholarship amount or cash off tuition, right?

So if School A gave me 100k and school B gave me 75k..but it'd still cost more to attend school A due to COL, so I'm asking for a bump


That's what I plan on doing, especially given how expensive Boston is to live in :(

Agreed with both points above!

Good luck :)

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

Postby josephrobinette » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:56 pm

i sent a negotiation email to BU this week w/ my BC offer. BU reply: thanks, we'll keep this in your file, will continue reviewing merit aid offers until the first seat deposit, make sure to apply for our need based scholarships

in case anyone was curious what to expect!

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:39 pm

josephrobinette wrote:i sent a negotiation email to BU this week w/ my BC offer. BU reply: thanks, we'll keep this in your file, will continue reviewing merit aid offers until the first seat deposit, make sure to apply for our need based scholarships

in case anyone was curious what to expect!


Wait, so they won't negotiate until you deposit or they'll negotiate up until you deposit...?

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:45 pm

brinicolec wrote:
josephrobinette wrote:i sent a negotiation email to BU this week w/ my BC offer. BU reply: thanks, we'll keep this in your file, will continue reviewing merit aid offers until the first seat deposit, make sure to apply for our need based scholarships

in case anyone was curious what to expect!


Wait, so they won't negotiate until you deposit or they'll negotiate up until you deposit...?

no...they just say they'll add it to your file and will be reviewing merit and need based aid between now and the seat deposit deadline.

I.e we will look at it but we're not giving you an answer right now. They probably want to accept/offer money to most people first then go back around and review negotiations. Also, I think they want to wait and decide what they're willing to give you for need based aid before deciding if you should get more merit based aid.

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

Postby Stephylynette » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:26 pm

Didn't get the PILS. Got out on a waitlist for it and then offered $35k/yr. Very generous amount I just dont know if I can attend without full tuition.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:27 pm

Has anyone heard back about need-based aid (alumni scholarship)?

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:14 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:Has anyone heard back about need-based aid (alumni scholarship)?

No. The priority deadline was 3/1, right? I imagine we won't hear anything until after that.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:40 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:Has anyone heard back about need-based aid (alumni scholarship)?

No. The priority deadline was 3/1, right? I imagine we won't hear anything until after that.


Oh yes, I forgot!!! lol thanks

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

Postby pupan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:06 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:Has anyone heard back about need-based aid (alumni scholarship)?

No. The priority deadline was 3/1, right? I imagine we won't hear anything until after that.


Oh yes, I forgot!!! lol thanks


For this scholarship, we don't need to fill out parent's information if we're turning 24 by December right? (I'm an international applicant)

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

Postby eastcoast1001 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:59 pm

Any movement yet today?

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

Postby ColombiaConfused » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:52 pm

Just got in via phone call!!

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

Postby em15 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:54 pm

ColombiaConfused wrote:Just got in via phone call!!

Congrats!!! When did you go complete?

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

Postby ColombiaConfused » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:00 pm

em15 wrote:
ColombiaConfused wrote:Just got in via phone call!!

Congrats!!! When did you go complete?


Thank you!! I don't have a complete date (didn't see one online or get an email). On 2/1 I did get an email asking for a resumé update, which is the only benchmark I have unless there's somewhere else I could look?

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

Postby em15 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:07 pm

ColombiaConfused wrote:
em15 wrote:
ColombiaConfused wrote:Just got in via phone call!!

Congrats!!! When did you go complete?


Thank you!! I don't have a complete date (didn't see one online or get an email). On 2/1 I did get an email asking for a resumé update, which is the only benchmark I have unless there's somewhere else I could look?

You usually go complete on the status checker a few days after applying, and then they don't change the status after that.

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

Postby TudoBem » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 pm

when BU forgot about me... radio silence since 11/14.

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

Postby eastcoast1001 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:19 pm

TudoBem wrote:when BU forgot about me... radio silence since 11/14.



I'm with you lol.

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

Postby amberb94 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:23 pm

eastcoast1001 wrote:
TudoBem wrote:when BU forgot about me... radio silence since 11/14.



I'm with you lol.


Me too.



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