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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 06:04:51 PM »
Are schools usually more or less open to negotiating? I got into the University of Miami and I REALLY want to go there, but the cost is astronomical.  I feel that I would be in-line for their merit based scholarship, but I only got accepted two weeks ago. Unfortunately, after emailing them and asking about scholarship opportunities I was told that they were out of funds.  That sucks - there isn't even any room for negotiating, so now I'm not sure what to do.  I'm wondering if students have better luck at other institutions or if all institutions "run out of funds" by now?

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 06:11:46 PM »
Are schools usually more or less open to negotiating? I got into the University of Miami and I REALLY want to go there, but the cost is astronomical.  I feel that I would be in-line for their merit based scholarship, but I only got accepted two weeks ago. Unfortunately, after emailing them and asking about scholarship opportunities I was told that they were out of funds.  That sucks - there isn't even any room for negotiating, so now I'm not sure what to do.  I'm wondering if students have better luck at other institutions or if all institutions "run out of funds" by now?

It depends on each school.  Some schools are more willing to give out more money.  Others are not.

It is getting late in the cycle, and many schools probably are running out of funds. However, acceptance deadlines are approaching quickly, so more money may be opened up.  (However many schools bank on many people declining their offers, so it may not really be "opened up" for another person.)

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 07:35:27 PM »
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It depends on each school.  Some schools are more willing to give out more money.  Others are not.

It is getting late in the cycle, and many schools probably are running out of funds. However, acceptance deadlines are approaching quickly, so more money may be opened up.  (However many schools bank on many people declining their offers, so it may not really be "opened up" for another person.)

That's what I was afraid of. Originally I was hoping that students who were offered generous amounts of scholarship money but decided to decline the school's offer would put that money back into the "pool". But, I have suspected, as you said, that the school probably banks the money and doesn't pass it along to other qualified students who WOULD accept the money - which seems kinda cheap to me. Bleh.

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 10:17:11 PM »
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It depends on each school.  Some schools are more willing to give out more money.  Others are not.

It is getting late in the cycle, and many schools probably are running out of funds. However, acceptance deadlines are approaching quickly, so more money may be opened up.  (However many schools bank on many people declining their offers, so it may not really be "opened up" for another person.)

That's what I was afraid of. Originally I was hoping that students who were offered generous amounts of scholarship money but decided to decline the school's offer would put that money back into the "pool". But, I have suspected, as you said, that the school probably banks the money and doesn't pass it along to other qualified students who WOULD accept the money - which seems kinda cheap to me. Bleh.

It is what it is.  Keep in mind that this is pure conjecture.  I could be right, or I could be wrong. 

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 11:32:43 PM »
On the subject of obnoxious how about this-- ???

Two law schools in same market offered similar scholarships.  I'm leaning toward one school (also considering one in another part of the US) but figured that calling for more money couldn't hurt. Law School A said, we'll consider raising your award, but only if you withdraw your application from School B and send us a copy of that withdrawal letter as proof.(Didn't ask me to withdraw from the out of area school, just the local one)

Obnoxious? Hard sell? Are they somehow afraid of that second school?

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008, 11:51:26 AM »
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It depends on each school.  Some schools are more willing to give out more money.  Others are not.

It is getting late in the cycle, and many schools probably are running out of funds. However, acceptance deadlines are approaching quickly, so more money may be opened up.  (However many schools bank on many people declining their offers, so it may not really be "opened up" for another person.)

That's what I was afraid of. Originally I was hoping that students who were offered generous amounts of scholarship money but decided to decline the school's offer would put that money back into the "pool". But, I have suspected, as you said, that the school probably banks the money and doesn't pass it along to other qualified students who WOULD accept the money - which seems kinda cheap to me. Bleh.

It is what it is.  Keep in mind that this is pure conjecture.  I could be right, or I could be wrong. 

It really depends on the school.  Some schools specifically told me to ask again once their deposit deadlines passed because they would have more scholarship money available at that time.  Others, I'm sure, pulled the stunt you just described.
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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2008, 11:58:18 AM »
On the subject of obnoxious how about this-- ???

Two law schools in same market offered similar scholarships.  I'm leaning toward one school (also considering one in another part of the US) but figured that calling for more money couldn't hurt. Law School A said, we'll consider raising your award, but only if you withdraw your application from School B and send us a copy of that withdrawal letter as proof.(Didn't ask me to withdraw from the out of area school, just the local one)

Obnoxious? Hard sell? Are they somehow afraid of that second school?

If I were you, I wouldn't withdraw from the other school unless they guaranteed you that they would raise their offer.

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 12:51:38 PM »
On the subject of obnoxious how about this-- ???

Two law schools in same market offered similar scholarships.  I'm leaning toward one school (also considering one in another part of the US) but figured that calling for more money couldn't hurt. Law School A said, we'll consider raising your award, but only if you withdraw your application from School B and send us a copy of that withdrawal letter as proof.(Didn't ask me to withdraw from the out of area school, just the local one)

Obnoxious? Hard sell? Are they somehow afraid of that second school?

No way, bad idea.  If you withdraw, and that is your intended market then they have you over a barrel.  What schools if you don't mind sharing?  Or which market?

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Re: Is this obnoxious? Scholarship Q.
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2008, 09:05:12 PM »
On the subject of obnoxious how about this-- ???

Two law schools in same market offered similar scholarships.  I'm leaning toward one school (also considering one in another part of the US) but figured that calling for more money couldn't hurt. Law School A said, we'll consider raising your award, but only if you withdraw your application from School B and send us a copy of that withdrawal letter as proof.(Didn't ask me to withdraw from the out of area school, just the local one)

Obnoxious? Hard sell? Are they somehow afraid of that second school?

If you decide that you're more than "leaning toward" that school, then get the offer in writing (even if it's just an email) including the amount of the increase (or at least a range).