d-bag wrote: OperaSoprano wrote: danielfgator wrote:
smiskers wrote:thanks for the withdrawal! hopefully the spot will go to one of us. where will you be going?
I withdrew from PT.
Right now I'm deposited at Cornell but I'm crossing my fingers to get off the Columbia WL so I don't have to move out of the City.
Oh Dan, I'm sorry about the money! I'm really sad about Fordham's tiny endowment; the school has got to get some more money for scholarships! I know you will enjoy Cornell, and I really do hope you get off the Columbia waitlist.
Fordham actually prefers to give need-based scholarships instead of merit-based scholarships. When I had a toss-up between FLS and Emory, Emory told me that there's no chance of me getting need-based money on top of my merit $$,$$$, while Fordham threw extra named need-based $$,$$$ my way in addition to my merit $,$$$. This probably hurts them in recruitment more than they realize, but I have a feeling that it's a remnant of ex-Dean Feerick's vision for a more PI driven school.
Thanks Opera! It's looking more and more like Ithaca's winters are in my future!! lol
d-bag, I actually was only expecting to receive need-based aid like I have from every other school that has accepted me so far. I know my numbers don't merit any scholarship money, but I was very surprised when Dean Brown replied to my email today saying I would not qualify for merit nor need-based aid without even reviewing my FAFSA or tax returns docs, etc...
I don't know, he made my decision much simpler than what I thought I would be.