spencercross wrote:Drowninmyowntears wrote:Sorry if this has already been asked:
Has anyone had any success getting a scholarship increase without having a peer school to leverage the request?
I'm curious about this too. Is "I'm sorry, but I just can't afford you with your current offer" ever a viable tactic?
Emory offered me 114 and I told them I needed a full ride without offering any competing offers, though I have stats that would get me full rides to higher ranked schools. It got forwarded to their Dean of Admissions who responded "Thanks for letting us know your plans." It was pretty clear from the tone that he really enjoyed rejecting my request, but I was probably way too direct and not deferential enough for a school that pretends it's still the 1950s-- and, perhaps more relevantly, historically doesn't negotiate.