Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby northwood » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:42 pm

Im going to contact the person who wrote my initial offer. Im going to wait until monday though.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:59 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:Quick question:

Is it poor form to try to winkle more money out of a school that has offered a full tuition scholarship? Books and living expenses are high, and I would rather not have to take out an assload of loans to cover them. A living/book stipend would be marvelous!


Just depends on the way you phrase the request. If you're asking for more money just to ask for more money, I think it's in poor form. I asked for a stipend last year based on superior offers already in hand. I explained to School X that I appreciated their full-tuition offer, but I had other great offers to consider (I listed one of them for good measure), and a stipend could go a long way in making my decision. Ultimately, they congratulated me on my other offers, but they denied a request for a stipend. I don't think they seemed offended whatsoever.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby conroyc » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:22 am

Has anyone had any successful stories this cycle so far? If so, what school, and how did you go about it?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby salvage » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:34 pm

northwood wrote:Im going to contact the person who wrote my initial offer. Im going to wait until monday though.

Northwood, I'd love to take a look at what you ended up writing. I'm in a similar situation at the moment and am having trouble figuring out what to write. Please feel free to PM me. Thanks!

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Postby krad » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:40 pm

conroyc wrote:Has anyone had any successful stories this cycle so far? If so, what school, and how did you go about it?

I got $45,000 from BU yesterday! Looking at past cycles on LSN, the standard for my #'s is $0, with a few lucky people getting up to $30,000. I'm so stoked!!

I basically followed the process outlined here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373

I leveraged several hefty schollys from schools ranked 19-27 and threw in the scholly from my local TTT for good measure.
Good luck!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby gothamm » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:43 pm

this thread is too awesome.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby rs2004 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:18 pm

ok sent in an award reconsideration email, will see how it goes.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm

What did the email say? PM me if you'd prefer. I'm really interested to know

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby rs2004 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:03 pm

Neidermeyer519 wrote:What did the email say? PM me if you'd prefer. I'm really interested to know


i just followed the instructions in the thread posted by krad above.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Neidermeyer519 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:35 pm

Hey TLSers. I posted a copy of my negotiation letter in the financial aid forum, but if anyone would be willing to look at it for me, I could PM you. Thanks again.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby krad » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:42 pm

I had success with some solid $ from BC this morning :)

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby SrLaw » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:44 pm

krad wrote:I had success with some solid $ from BC this morning :)



Same with me and UGA. Struck out at quit a few others though.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Woods, Elle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:55 pm

Any thoughts about pending merit scholarships? - I have a scholarship, but it says:

6. They are listed as Pending until you remit a Merit Scholarship Deposit (or Housing Deposit). Once your deposit is received, your scholarships will be listed as Accepted.

Do you think I really need to put a deposit down, if I just want to use it to negotiate elsewhere?

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby rs2004 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:57 pm

sent a negotiation email to villanova, went from $0 to $20,000 a year.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:02 pm

Negotiated with UF from 18K to 24K.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby rocon7383 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:14 pm

i've got 35k to seton hall, full ride to st.johns and 16.5k to brooklyn-- Brooklyn is my preference of the three but that added debt is a killer. Does anyone have any advice on how to negotiate Brooklyn up? and what could i possibly hope for with my stats.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby JakeL » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:20 pm

Just tried with one of my top picks. Tier 1 school gave me 20% increase in scholly money :)

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby gothamm » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:26 pm

Has anyone successfully negotiated scholarships from the following:


Loyola
Pepperdine
USD
Seton Hall
Miami

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Woods, Elle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:35 am

Woods, Elle wrote:Any thoughts about pending merit scholarships? - I have a scholarship, but it says:

6. They are listed as Pending until you remit a Merit Scholarship Deposit (or Housing Deposit). Once your deposit is received, your scholarships will be listed as Accepted.

Do you think I really need to put a deposit down, if I just want to use it to negotiate elsewhere?


Bump.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby jamiLAW » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:44 am

gothamm wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated scholarships from the following:


Loyola
Pepperdine
USD
Seton Hall
Miami


Loyola told me I have the "max amount they offer" for scholarships. Miami, in short, told me they're out of scholarship money at this point. I won't be going to either one though, so hopefully that will free up some money for them.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby rs2004 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:46 am

Woods, Elle wrote:Any thoughts about pending merit scholarships? - I have a scholarship, but it says:

6. They are listed as Pending until you remit a Merit Scholarship Deposit (or Housing Deposit). Once your deposit is received, your scholarships will be listed as Accepted.

Do you think I really need to put a deposit down, if I just want to use it to negotiate elsewhere?


Can't you say that school ABC offered you a merit scholarship? I mean, technically, unless the school can revoke a scholarship for no other reason than you not going ot the school, aren't all scholarships initially offered considered to be pending? I would use it to negotiate.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby absolutazn87 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:47 am

Woods, Elle wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:Any thoughts about pending merit scholarships? - I have a scholarship, but it says:

6. They are listed as Pending until you remit a Merit Scholarship Deposit (or Housing Deposit). Once your deposit is received, your scholarships will be listed as Accepted.

Do you think I really need to put a deposit down, if I just want to use it to negotiate elsewhere?


Bump.

No you absolutely do not need to put down a deposit in order to negotiate. All merit scholarship offers are "pending" until you deposit and accept them.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby btr77 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:00 am

To answer a previous poster, for what its worth I had no luck negotiating with Seton Hall. I visited twice, met the dean of enrollment, and wrote (what I thought to be) a sincere request for an increase. I was also fielding full tuition offers from St. Johns and Hofstra as well as competitive money from Brooklyn. Needless to say, Seton Hall held at 35,000. I was a little taken aback by this, as I viewed St. Johns and, to an extent, Hofstra as peer schools. The recent US News rankings say otherwise, however, as St Johns plummeted back to 95, Hofstra increased to 84, but SHU took a big jump to 61 to surpass both Rutgers campuses and Brooklyn.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Woods, Elle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:59 pm

Ok, thanks for the answers! :)

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:59 pm

gotta tag this bad boy

good thread.




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