Psy123 wrote:Im curious, why didn't you apply to Illinois? They have been giving out some good money this year, at the very least it could help with negotiating.
As far as negotiating for more money from Chicago Kent tell them exactly what you said, explain that the cost will come down to the same from each school and that you are looking for a bit more to help make the decision of where to attend a bit easier. You could also throw at them the 30K from DePaul since that matches CK's amount. Basically you just need explain how important the overall cost is to you and that basically the school who offers the best money will likely get your enrollment.
Thanks for the advice!
I did not apply to Illinois because my brother and sister are in Chicago and I do not want to leave the city. For me, at this age and place in my life, location is extremely important. And, luckily, there are some great schools in this location.
I guess I could have applied just to get $$$ to bargain with, but I feel that's kinda dishonest since I have no intention of going there. I did apply to Vandy on a whim that if I got accepted (slim chance), I could possibly convince myself to move to Nashville, but as time goes on I know that won't happen.