Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby cannibal ox » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:00 pm

I'll echo ManoftheHour here. I double deposited and informed both schools. Got a small bump from school A, took it to school B, got a large bump from school B, withdrew from school A in an email, school A replied to that email and asked if more money would get me to attend. Ended up at school B because that was my #1 choice.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby PrayFor170 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:03 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
jlaw20161 wrote:Can anyone give me some insight on negotiations after making a seat deposit?

Once I deposit at one school, does this mean my other scholarship offers are effectively off the table for negotiation purposes? Can schools even tell whether or not I've made deposits anywhere else?

Thanks!

I didn't make my final decision until June. I had deposited at two schools, signed a lease for an apartment and found roommates at one of them. Check the school's policy (the paper they make you sign when you make your first deposit). If the language of it doesn't mention that you can't have multiple deposits or it just discourages you from doing so, then go for it.

Schools can't tell whether you made a deposit until after a certain date. I think it was in May or something. I had deposited at 2 schools by then (both first deposits) and as the second deposit dates were looming, one of the schools (Let's call it school A) reached out to me and told me that I had deposited at 2 schools and that I should tell the other school that I'm not going. lol. I then emailed school A and said I was still considering both schools and that a scholly bump would nudge me in one direction. School A called me, answered a few questions, and gave me a $15k bump. I then emailed School B and told them what happened with School A. I told them I was still undecided. School B bumped up their scholly to full ride and then some. I told School A about my other offer. They let me walk.


Technically you can deposit at two schools until June??I'm thinking of doing that since I still haven't decided.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby TheKisSquared » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:46 pm

PrayFor170 wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
jlaw20161 wrote:Can anyone give me some insight on negotiations after making a seat deposit?

Once I deposit at one school, does this mean my other scholarship offers are effectively off the table for negotiation purposes? Can schools even tell whether or not I've made deposits anywhere else?

Thanks!

I didn't make my final decision until June. I had deposited at two schools, signed a lease for an apartment and found roommates at one of them. Check the school's policy (the paper they make you sign when you make your first deposit). If the language of it doesn't mention that you can't have multiple deposits or it just discourages you from doing so, then go for it.

Schools can't tell whether you made a deposit until after a certain date. I think it was in May or something. I had deposited at 2 schools by then (both first deposits) and as the second deposit dates were looming, one of the schools (Let's call it school A) reached out to me and told me that I had deposited at 2 schools and that I should tell the other school that I'm not going. lol. I then emailed school A and said I was still considering both schools and that a scholly bump would nudge me in one direction. School A called me, answered a few questions, and gave me a $15k bump. I then emailed School B and told them what happened with School A. I told them I was still undecided. School B bumped up their scholly to full ride and then some. I told School A about my other offer. They let me walk.


Technically you can deposit at two schools until June??I'm thinking of doing that since I still haven't decided.


Read the specific schools' deposit guidelines carefully. Some schools reserve the right to revoke admission if you do this.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:21 am

TheKisSquared wrote:Read the specific schools' deposit guidelines carefully. Some schools reserve the right to revoke admission if you do this.

I second this. READ the thing you are signing.

ETA: Also, note that Ox and I both notified both schools. It's not as if we both blindly double deposited (second deposits) and then negotiated.
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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:29 am

PrayFor170 wrote:Technically you can deposit at two schools until June??I'm thinking of doing that since I still haven't decided.

To clarify: For me, the 2nd deposit for both schools was looming. This was around May. School A had contacted me, upped my scholly. I DID NOT send a second deposit for School B but I notified them of my offer for School A but told School B that I was still very interested (you know, if they would splash the cash). School B took a while but eventually gave me more. In the meantime, I had sent in a second deposit for School A. It was only until in June that School B contacted me and upped their offer that I ended up there.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby marisacb1012 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:39 pm

Need some negotiation help!
I deposited at BU and have 30K in scholarship per year (25K merit, 5K need). I asked for more from BU before the deadline and they said no, but I still deposited. After the deposit deadline, I got an unsolicited offer from Tulane. I had denied their acceptance and not deposited there, but they emailed me offering 40K/year and an extension till May 1st to decide.
I sent the offer to BU basically saying I know BU is right for me/a more prestigious school with better outcomes/etc, but I went to Tulane for undergrad and still live in New Orleans so I have a considerable professional network here/cost of living is way lower/the offer is proving quite tempting. BU said they'd contact me if and when funds become available.
Should I email BU again stating that Tulane gave me till May 1 to decide, but I'm coming up on the deadline and need to know? Is this a situation where I should tell BU "if you give me X, I'll deny Tulane now and place my 2nd BU deposit?" or should I just let BU take their time and not press them further?
Thanks!

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby TheKisSquared » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:42 pm

marisacb1012 wrote:Need some negotiation help!
I deposited at BU and have 30K in scholarship per year (25K merit, 5K need). I asked for more from BU before the deadline and they said no, but I still deposited. After the deposit deadline, I got an unsolicited offer from Tulane. I had denied their acceptance and not deposited there, but they emailed me offering 40K/year and an extension till May 1st to decide.
I sent the offer to BU basically saying I know BU is right for me/a more prestigious school with better outcomes/etc, but I went to Tulane for undergrad and still live in New Orleans so I have a considerable professional network here/cost of living is way lower/the offer is proving quite tempting. BU said they'd contact me if and when funds become available.
Should I email BU again stating that Tulane gave me till May 1 to decide, but I'm coming up on the deadline and need to know? Is this a situation where I should tell BU "if you give me X, I'll deny Tulane now and place my 2nd BU deposit?" or should I just let BU take their time and not press them further?
Thanks!

if they are not already aware of the deadline, you should absolutely politely let them know. I think if it's been >week it would be fine to follow up and remind them of the deadline.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby marisacb1012 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:06 pm

TheKisSquared wrote:
marisacb1012 wrote:Need some negotiation help!
I deposited at BU and have 30K in scholarship per year (25K merit, 5K need). I asked for more from BU before the deadline and they said no, but I still deposited. After the deposit deadline, I got an unsolicited offer from Tulane. I had denied their acceptance and not deposited there, but they emailed me offering 40K/year and an extension till May 1st to decide.
I sent the offer to BU basically saying I know BU is right for me/a more prestigious school with better outcomes/etc, but I went to Tulane for undergrad and still live in New Orleans so I have a considerable professional network here/cost of living is way lower/the offer is proving quite tempting. BU said they'd contact me if and when funds become available.
Should I email BU again stating that Tulane gave me till May 1 to decide, but I'm coming up on the deadline and need to know? Is this a situation where I should tell BU "if you give me X, I'll deny Tulane now and place my 2nd BU deposit?" or should I just let BU take their time and not press them further?
Thanks!

if they are not already aware of the deadline, you should absolutely politely let them know. I think if it's been >week it would be fine to follow up and remind them of the deadline.


They don't know about the deadline, and it's been 6 days since my original ask. Should I follow up stating the deadline and ask for a specific amount to seal the deal? Or just gently state the deadline.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby wilt » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:19 pm

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby Stardust84 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:37 pm

For anyone who on this thread and is wondering about negotiating a scholarship on the basis of an LSAT retake after already being admitted, you can add my success to the anecdotes. Raised my LSAT 5 points in Feb after getting admitted in December. Emailed the school in March and went from half to full scholarship.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby TheKisSquared » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:50 pm

marisacb1012 wrote:
TheKisSquared wrote:
marisacb1012 wrote:Need some negotiation help!
I deposited at BU and have 30K in scholarship per year (25K merit, 5K need). I asked for more from BU before the deadline and they said no, but I still deposited. After the deposit deadline, I got an unsolicited offer from Tulane. I had denied their acceptance and not deposited there, but they emailed me offering 40K/year and an extension till May 1st to decide.
I sent the offer to BU basically saying I know BU is right for me/a more prestigious school with better outcomes/etc, but I went to Tulane for undergrad and still live in New Orleans so I have a considerable professional network here/cost of living is way lower/the offer is proving quite tempting. BU said they'd contact me if and when funds become available.
Should I email BU again stating that Tulane gave me till May 1 to decide, but I'm coming up on the deadline and need to know? Is this a situation where I should tell BU "if you give me X, I'll deny Tulane now and place my 2nd BU deposit?" or should I just let BU take their time and not press them further?
Thanks!

if they are not already aware of the deadline, you should absolutely politely let them know. I think if it's been >week it would be fine to follow up and remind them of the deadline.


They don't know about the deadline, and it's been 6 days since my original ask. Should I follow up stating the deadline and ask for a specific amount to seal the deal? Or just gently state the deadline.


tell them the deadline and that $x would cause you to commit immediately. You can be polite but firm.

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Re: Negotiating scholarships works!!!!!

Postby hunt godlink » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:42 pm

Anyone have suggestions on how one should go about asking for a second scholarship increase after the school approves the first request? Examples via PM would be much appreciated! :D

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Postby Nachoo2019 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:27 pm

hunt godlink wrote:Anyone have suggestions on how one should go about asking for a second scholarship increase after the school approves the first request? Examples via PM would be much appreciated! :D



What schools do you have offers from? What are those offers? We will need more info to give you the right advice

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