kippercd wrote: TripleM wrote:
kippercd wrote:Because they don't give good scholarships. The best they do is ~60% but other schools higher then then have given way more
I can't argue with your facts but would say that what you should be focused on isn not how much scholarship they give you, but rather how much true COA is left after the scholarship. CU's base tuition is far less than many schools. They may give you $10,000 less than school B but if their annual cost is $30,000 less than school B you're still better off at CU (assuming they are peer schools). Of course is you're talking schools that offer different opportunities (high ranking) and more $ it's a completely different deal.
Your facts are correct and you're probably assuming that folks are taking this type of approach. I just wanted to put it out there in case anyone isn't as well versed as you and thinks that the scholly amount is the most important number.
COA in Boulder is pretty expensive though too is the thing as well, it's a good school, but their placement isn't great enough for them to be only giving people with 165+ the same offer they give people just above their medians. It's like everyone above ~160 depending on GPA gets the same offer. And that to mean Seema weird and doesn't show they have any interest in people.
Does anyone have any experience negotiating merit aid with CU? I know it is common at some other schools but haven't heard anything specific about CU. Is full tuition first year, $10,000 second and third years pretty much their ceiling?
Also, when you guys email Alan what form of address do you use? Addressing a scholarship negotiation email to "Alan" seems too informal, but I don't want to say "Associate Director of Admissions Shieve" either...Mr. Shieve?