TheWire wrote:TBF, I completely empathize with you. It's just actually refreshing to see an admissions committee that gives out $ with a clear purpose. Other schools I feel like just throw out their money with the intent of letting you think it through knowing that their offer will stand on the table. I feel that NYU has more respect for themselves than that. They realize that they may be the best school to offer someone money and so have some leverage to make those individuals decide quickly on whether they want to accept. It really is a two-sided affair instead of simply putting the power into the prospective student's hands.
On the real though, I'm not looking forward to the deadline they specify for me when I actually receive my financial award...
Refreshing is not the word I would use.
For that matter, what kind of school gives out scholarship/grant money WITHOUT a clear purpose? This isn't like yield protect or something where they have ulterior motives, money is supposed to entice you to pick their school and enroll. NYU is doing the same thing as every other school out there, just with an added deadline that will benefit them at the student's expense.
I'm much more likely to be sympathetic to someone who is being strong-armed into attending NYU for money's sake without knowing offers others schools are preparing... perhaps missing out on comparable offers from better schools or better offers from comparable schools, than I am to be sympathetic to the #5 law school in the nation trying to me a push for #4.