Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

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purplepansy
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Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby purplepansy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:54 pm

So I sent out an email to San Diego after their initial scholarship offer of $23,000 a year asking for an increased amount. Today, I just got a letter saying I am receiving the Dean's Honor Scholarship which covers full tuition ($39,000) and a gives me a living stipend! This pretty much just made my decision.

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iwasgoingtobeasenator
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Postby iwasgoingtobeasenator » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:56 pm

Wow! Congrats man! I bet you feel pretty clever for that e-mail eh? They won't give if you don't ask.... Way to go, seriously that's so awesome.

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Postby lawduck » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:56 pm

Wow, congrats!

Makes me think I should attempt to negotiate for something better.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby tl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:59 pm

purplepansy wrote:So I sent out an email to San Diego after their initial scholarship offer of $23,000 a year asking for an increased amount. Today, I just got a letter saying I am receiving the Dean's Honor Scholarship which covers full tuition ($39,000) and a gives me a living stipend! This pretty much just made my decision.


That's awesome. Congrats.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby casper13 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:00 pm

hope ya enjoy the wonderful weather here, unless your here already

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iwasgoingtobeasenator
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Postby iwasgoingtobeasenator » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:00 pm

I have family in San Diego, I like it there.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby purplepansy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:03 pm

hope ya enjoy the wonderful weather here, unless your here already


Never been, but I'm assuming I'm going to like it a tad more than the weekly snow and rain I'm getting dumped on me here. :lol:

Thanks everyone. And yes, you should definitely try if you haven't -- I was never really sure it would work but it definitely won't go up if you don't try. It only takes a couple minutes to do, so why not right?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby kellte2 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:11 pm

you mind giving us a sense of what you wrote to sway them??

I'm sure many people, including myself, are contemplating asking after reading this.
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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby tmo » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:12 pm

Wow, congrats!

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Postby emerald » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:13 pm

kellte2 wrote:you mind giving us a sense of what you wrote to swayed them??

I'm sure many people, including myself, are contemplating asking after reading this.


Yes, could you share what you wrote (or a summary)? And congrats, that is awesome!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby publicservant101 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:20 pm

pansy what were your stats again?

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Postby purplepansy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:33 pm

168/3.4

I just sent it to the financial aid office. I started out by saying I just got news of the scholarship and I am honored to get it. I then said that San Diego was one of my top choices and listed some reasons why I wanted to attend. Then I continued with the however section where I listed my scholarship received from Illinois. I argued that the COL in San Diego was higher as well as the cost of traveling home. (I'm from Illinois) I finished by saying San Diego was very appealing but that financial considerations were important as well. "If there is a way the cost of attending San Diego could be lowered even further, it would certainly become my top choice."

It's pretty basic but got the job done!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby ari20dal7 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:34 pm

Congrats, man! Thrilled to hear it!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby RTR10 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:36 pm

Did you use my scholarship negotiation letter?

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Postby purplepansy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:38 pm

That's a distinct possibility. I know I got a lot of help from some threads here so if it sounds like your letter than all credit should go to you!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby publicservant101 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:31 pm

with a 168, that's really bizarre you didn't get the full scholarship/stipend in the first place....maybe they wanted to see if you were seriously considering them?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby purplepansy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:41 am

I didn't find it that weird really. My GPA was only 3.38 when they offered it to me. Not exactly an eye-popping number. I figured I would need to be +75% on both numbers for a full ride. Obviously I was incorrect.

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Postby 00TREX00 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:59 am

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Julez9 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:14 am

Congrats!
Now, what if you aren't negotiating to up your scholarship money, but just negotiating to get a scholarship, period. Would the letter still go to the financial aid office, or to the dean's office?
My situation is that I've been accepted to Georgetown, Columbia and NYU, and I'd like to use my acceptances to Columbia and NYU as leverage to get a scholarship at Georgetown. Any tips for how to delicately broach the topic of "i got accepted into better ranked options, so you should give me a scholarship to make me consider the school"?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby arich24 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:50 am

I really, really wish I could negotiate my Penn State scholly...but it's the only one I've received, so...I have nothing to weigh it against! Anyone negotiated a scholarship without another one to compare it to?!!

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Postby williambrianlondon » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:24 pm

Would anyone be willing to take a quick gander at my scholarship negotiation letter?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby egrubs » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:27 pm

Sure. PM me.

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Postby wraithia » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:03 am

same question. would anyone be willing to take a quick look at mine for feedback?

thanks!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby wraithia » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:26 am

thanks...hope it went through, as it's in my outbox (rather than sent). if not, let me know and i'll try again!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby SenatorClayDavis » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:47 am

Do you think it is reasonable to ask your top choice school for money if none has been offered? :?




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