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Are scholarships negotiable?

Are scholarships negotiable?
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:44:57 AM »
Random question but I was wondering if you were offered scholarship(s) can you negotiate with the admissions office and/or leverage another schools offer?  I dont know how this process works from behind the scene.  If anyone has any tidbits relating to experiences with NY/NJ schools it would be helpful.  Thanks

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Re: Are scholarships negotiable?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 12:25:42 PM »
DePaul negotiated with me (kicked in another $5k), dunno about NY/NJ schools, but it's likely they will negotiate, especially if you have other offers.

Re: Are scholarships negotiable?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 03:31:56 PM »
I know that some schools are willing to.  As a matter of fact I had someone in the admissions office of a California law school suggest I do it, because they will often try if you are willing to ask.

However, I did try to do this with one school and they politely said no. 

The way I see it, it doesn't hurt to ask.

Re: Are scholarships negotiable?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 07:08:56 PM »
I've done it with two T14s and both were successful.

Re: Are scholarships negotiable?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 08:14:07 PM »
Yes, scholarships are negotiable.  But don't act like they are.  I.e., be tactful.