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Does Michigan match scholarships?

Does Michigan match scholarships?
« on: February 26, 2008, 06:36:59 PM »
My question is contained in the thread title.

Michigan offered me a decent scholarship; Cornell offered me a better one. Do you think Michigan will match? It's worth a shot, right?

Re: Does Michigan match scholarships?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:30:58 PM »
My question is contained in the thread title.

Michigan offered me a decent scholarship; Cornell offered me a better one. Do you think Michigan will match? It's worth a shot, right?

They may not match (probably won't), but they may increase their offer to make it a little more attractive.  They say on their website that you should let them know about offers from "peer schools."

Re: Does Michigan match scholarships?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 08:49:48 PM »
Do you have a link? I'm just trying to figure out how to word my request...

And I presume I would send it to the financial aid office?

Re: Does Michigan match scholarships?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 08:54:54 PM »
Can I do this even though I have not received a scholarship from Michigan yet, but have received some money from UVA and UPenn?  Should I wait until I get an offer?

Re: Does Michigan match scholarships?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 09:14:20 PM »
Do you have a link? I'm just trying to figure out how to word my request...

And I presume I would send it to the financial aid office?

I don't remember where I saw it, but you can definitely do it.  Send it to the admissions office, not financial aid.  Admissions does the Dean's scholarships.  Just express to them your desire to attend Michigan, and your concern about cost.  They will want specific offer amounts from peer schools.  You can send an e-mail if you'd like.