the real challenge is to see how SLOWLY you can spank the monkey... 59. this is tough.
That really sucks, especially since your numbers are way above their medians. USF tried to pull the same thing with me, the whole "Sure you're overqualified for this school and all, but wouldn't you like to spend 30k a year to come here?" thing.
Besides, Case is awwwfully expensive even by law school standards. They jumped up to $31,800 this year. I wonder if it has to do with all the money they're putting into updating their library?
I went ahead and sent them a letter of continuing interest, because I really am interested. I figure I'll work on the acceptance first, and the aid later. I've put seat deposits elsewhere, and if Case never does come through with money, I just won't go there.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of situation?
I've gotten scholarship $ at a higher ranked school (X) and would like to possibly parlay it into $ at a school about ten slots down (Y). However, the X's tuition is about three times the cost of Y and even with the scholarship X is twice as much. What do you guys think?
Conversely, I've got two schools that are dead even in the rankings with no scholarship $ at either. However, one school is $10,000/year more than the other. Anyone tried to negotiate on that basis?