stig2014 wrote:Hoping someone could help me out with the process of negotiating scholarships. Particularly what order I should go about contacting schools.
I've been offered:
-75k at Notre Dame
-75k at George Washington
-120k at Wash U,
-in at Michigan and UVA, and haven't heard about scholarships from them yet.
I'm a pretty big splitter, so I've come to terms with not getting a lot of fin. aid, but if I were able to get some sort of merit aid from Virginia, or to a lesser extent Michigan, that would help me a lot with my decision. Thanks in advance.
Just a fellow 0L's opinon here, but I have received 3 full-tuition T14 scholarships and negotiated two of them. Don't have the best sense of how exactly UVA and Michigan would look at the schools you've listed other than to feel pretty certain that they won't be the strongest motivation for them to move. That's not to say that they would not move.
I personally think you should approach a school only once for negotiations, so I'd decide between Michigan and UVA which one I wanted most to attend and set it aside for the moment. Then, here's what I'd do:
Tell Wash U about your UVA/Michigan acceptance and try to get them to go to full-tuition.
If you succeed there, take your offer back to your least preferred of UVA/Mich and see what they do. If they bite, take that offer to your top choice and see what they do. If they don't bite, just take the Wash U offer to your top choice and see what they do.
If you don't succeed with getting Wash U. up, just take the $120k and run it through the process I just described.
I wouldn't get my hopes up too too high for big money, but maybe you can negotiate a non-negligible discount out of them.