lollawschool wrote:Could use some advice about negotiating— I got more money total from GW, but with in-state tuition plus help from my work (which is a GMU affiliate), GMU ends up much much cheaper. Could I still use GW's offer to negotiate? How can I get across that even though Mason is cheaper as is, I could still use a little more to tip the scales in that direction?
Reach out to them (I'd call, though they're super responsive to email if you don't get them on the phone), explain what you just said, see if they'll give you a reconsideration form. It has to go in front of the admissions panel again. They do take US News ranking into consideration-- GMU is currently 41 and GW is 30, so that's sort of what you have as leverage.