I tried to search for this in case it was posted already, however, the search function is acting up. I am wondering if anyone knows if you can “negotiate scholarships” with a university. I have heard of people doing this and I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on a tactful way to go about it, or has had success.
Here is the scenario:
I got accepted PT to a university that I would really like to attend. Tuition is around 38k. I did not receive any kind of scholarship offer. If I even received a thousand dollars, it would probably seal the deal and I would feel much better attending.
I also got accepted FT to a university with a slightly higher ranking than the first and a scholarship offer of $10k.
Is it possible to approach the first university and tell them that I really want to attend however, the money issue is of concern and show them that the second university, with a slightly higher ranking, has offered me money and ask them to consider doing the same?
I am not sure that this is the correct place to post this question, and I searched and could not really find an appropriate answer...so does anyone have advice on the proper way to ask a certain school for a fee waiver. For example: got an email inviting me to apply, no fee waiver is there a polite way to email back and say that I am very interested in applying however, I would request a fee waiver to do so?
Here’s the deal: I asked my boss 2 months ago for a LOR. He has been an atty for 41 years, very well known in the area, alum of one of the schools I would really like to attend. I reminded him over the weekend (very politely) that I would like it asap. He told me to put my modesty aside, write the letter and that he would put stuff in and change as needed. I had no idea that he would do this; it is too late now to ask anyone else. And so I am just going to do it like he wants, only I cannot think of anything to say. Please help!!
I am having trouble deciding. I only want to apply places that I really do want to go, obviously I want to have safety schools. But it gets expensive to apply to too many places. Does anyone have a magic number suggestion?
I am more comfortable handwritting applications and submitting everything together than doing via LSAC. I can't find any information as to whether this is seen as a negative or not, or whether law schools prefer that applications are submitted via lsac. Anyone have any ideas?