not at all, this happens all the time. in fact, it would be a mistake NOT to try it.
I don't think they need to literally see the other offer, you only have to tell them about it. Basically a letter saying Dear Favorite School,You are my favorite and I want to go there really bad. However, Less Favorite But Still Fairly Appealing School has offered me $XXX. I'm hoping favorite school can make my choice to attend more financially possible. Otherwise i might have to go where the money is.Thanks,Student.Obviously needs to be worded much more eloquently, but that's the idea
well, then your case might not be as strong, but you can still TRY. it's not like you really hvae anything to lose. I have a friend who was offered a full scholarship at Minnesota last year, and got Northwestern to MATCH that. Now, Minnesota is not exaclty 50 spots below, but I still consider that a big jump.
UIUC offered me 15 grand. WUSTL offered me 15 grand. but the difference in tuition will be 8 grand a year (im not even bringing up possible gain of residency in illinois cause i dont think i can). based on this, could i write a nice note such as...Dear WUSTL financial aid office,After exploring the details of your law school in an in depth manner i have come to the conclusion that I would greatly like to attend WUSTL. . While i deeply appreciate the 15k a year offered under your Scholars In Law program, the financial burden i would assume by attending your institution is still a daunting one and worries me greatly. Currently, UIUC is high on my list of schools as well. They, too, have offered me 15k a year, but on a tuition that initially rests at 8k below yours according to 2006-2007 estimates....now i am lost. help.