do i have bargaining power if i was accepted to a higher ranked school where i would receive in-state tuition (more than $10k cheaper), but was offered no money there?
Thanks Paddy. What if I'm not letting them know of any other scholarships from other schools. What if I'm really withdrawing, and I'm ok with it, but I'd actually consider if they gave me $$$. What would you say in such an e-mail. Just something like, "thanks, but it's hard to pass up other offers at other schools and pay full tuition here", in a much nicer way?I just want to withdraw from my schools, but I'm not sure what to say in the e-mail. thanks for any help
Paddy, that letter is incredible. i wont copy/paste, but the tone you used was great. i'll be sending a version of this letter to a couple of my choices and see what they say...
Washington $ Lee. They emailed me to tell me they weren't giving me any scholarship money, so I emailed them back and told them (very politely) that I couldn't consider their school when I had such generous scholarship offers from similarly-ranked schools and that I'd rather open up my spot to someone who might really be considering W&L. 10 minutes later, I had an email from Andrea Hilton Howe asking if I would keep them under consideration if she could "shake down some funds" for me. I'm not sure yet how much she has shaken loose.
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