So I have been given 25k in grant money from Yale, plus loans for 29,000. I have also been offered the Hamilton from Columbia, which covers full tuition for all three years. I have not yet received the total financial package from Columbia, however (so I'm not sure if I'll have to pay or take out loans to cover the living expenses above and beyond the tuition covered by the Hamilton). Has anyone in my position tried calling Harvard or Yale and telling them about the Hamilton in order to try and receive more grant money? Yale's offer was much more generous than I had expected, but I would obviously take more grant money if I could get it. Do Harvard or Yale ever consider increasing aid as a result of other offers given to potential students?
$25K is an awesome grant from Yale -- one of the highest I've seen. You should take it and run.
Quote from: HD on March 20, 2006, 11:48:34 PM$25K is an awesome grant from Yale -- one of the highest I've seen. You should take it and run.Agreed.
i say come to columbia, not for any logical reason but because i'm biased.