You definitely lose out on a huge bargaining chip when you're trying to get more money out of a school that is already your best option (quality-wise, which is how they will think). Nevertheless, you have nothing to lose.Since your LSAT is a point below their median, you also lose bargaining power. However, your GPA is above their median, so that helps. Otherwise, I suspect that being a non-traditional could help your case. Perhaps you can emphasize that you're contemplating not giving up a career rather than attending law school because of the economy and your debt aversion. Also, if you have any kids or are married, you have more of a case for more money.At this point, they're probably out of money. But it doesn't hurt to try. And it doesn't hurt to keep trying as people start turning down their scholarships.
I will definately try it out here soon. If I have a t4 school with full tuition scholarship, do you think that would sway a lower t2 school (ranked 95) to offer some financial aid? It can't hurt, and I will keep posted.More importantly for me, I am on three stubborn waitlists. Should I attach a full tuition scholarship award from a t4? The waitlists are all t2's - 59, 76, and 100 rankings. I know we've talked about negotiating financial aid, but could one negotiate admission as well?Thanks.