Just wondering if anyone has sent a withdrawal letter and gotten a "we really want you here's 10 grand" response. Which schools?
I withdrew from everywhere but my final school. I got no 'extra bling' offers. I got one school who still thinks I'm not withdrawn, even though I wrote to make sure they had it processed (Seattle) and who just last week called to ask if I had any questions about the area as an admitted student.I have another school (Lewis and Clark) who sent me a nice email about being sorry I was withdrawing, then sent a letter from the admissions director with a 'why did you choose to not attend' question sheet.And yet another, Willamette, where they keep sending me 'please let us know if you're interested... you can still COOOOOME here!' letters.UW never bothered to do anything except confirm my withdrawl - but I probably wasn't going to get in there anyways, so I doubt I'm on their list of 'let's get him to change his mind!' list.So in my experience, withdrawing in hopes of more money would be risky business.
I had another school up their offer when I told them I needed more time to think. (I told them that I was writing out my seat deposit check but wanted to know if it was binding. They told me, don't send it in, we'll give you some time to think, and here's our new offer.) Cardozo was the only school that tried to get me back after I withdrew. I'm somewhat disappointed to hear your friend's story though. I really liked Cardozo when I visited, and had a hard time withdrawing. I had a $30K scholarship and they offered me more, but I thought "they only have about $4K more they can offer," so I told them thank you but no. Now that I know that they gave someone $10K on top of full-tuition... dang. I probably would have taken that offer in a heartbeat.
Cardozo seems to have money to burn, or they're really trying to recruit good talent.I withdrew, then they offered me $15K. I said thanks, but no thanks, then they offered me $30K. I just got a better offer and emailed the Dean again, asking them to up their offer. We'll see what happens. If they throw $10K into the mix, plus full tuition, I'm gonna have to do it.I withdrew from Brooklyn Law, and the Dean called me and spent 10 mins trying to convince me to come there even though they couldn't come close to the offers I was getting. It was kinda flattering, actually.