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Also received merit scholarship, but did not check CAESAR yesterday, so cant comment if I had anything yesterday.
 

Happymadness

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Anyone else disappointed with their fin aid offer? I’m having trouble rationalizing taking out ~250k in loans to pay for Feinberg when my state school will leave me with ~100k in loans. It was my top choice going into the app process. :( So sad.

Already planned out my second look trip and all, but now I feel like it’ll just make me depressed being there knowing I won’t be able to afford a Feinberg MD. I know Dr. Kundu said to reach out if finances are holding you back. Have y’all heard of anyone who’s had luck negotiating for more $$$? Should I ask to set up a meeting at second look? I’m desperate!!!

edit: I sent a letter explaining a few of my other offers before fin aid decisions came out so I already kinda bargained
 
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If we didn’t get merit aid notification today and were submitted by March 1 should I assume I’m getting no merit aid?
 
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Anyone else disappointed with their fin aid offer? I’m having trouble rationalizing taking out ~250k in loans to pay for Feinberg when my state school will leave me with ~100k in loans. It was my top choice going into the app process. :( So sad.

Already planned out my second look trip and all, but now I feel like it’ll just make me depressed being there knowing I won’t be able to afford a Feinberg MD. I know Dr. Kundu said to reach out if finances are holding you back. Have y’all heard of anyone who’s had luck negotiating for more $$$? Should I ask to set up a meeting at second look? I’m desperate!!!

edit: I sent a letter explaining a few of my other offers before fin aid decisions came out so I already kinda bargained
If you already talked with them I'm doubtful more would help but it also couldn't hurt. Also 100k at state school>250k anywhere else IMO.
 

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Anyone else disappointed with their fin aid offer? I’m having trouble rationalizing taking out ~250k in loans to pay for Feinberg when my state school will leave me with ~100k in loans. It was my top choice going into the app process. :( So sad.

Already planned out my second look trip and all, but now I feel like it’ll just make me depressed being there knowing I won’t be able to afford a Feinberg MD. I know Dr. Kundu said to reach out if finances are holding you back. Have y’all heard of anyone who’s had luck negotiating for more $$$? Should I ask to set up a meeting at second look? I’m desperate!!!

edit: I sent a letter explaining a few of my other offers before fin aid decisions came out so I already kinda bargained
Not sure if I got more money than I would’ve otherwise, but I got full tuition after telling them about another full tuition scholarship. Will probably withdraw sometime next week due to COA elsewhere, perhaps they’ll have more money for you after things have settled. I would definitely email explaining your situation. Worst they can say is no.
 
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I'm going to call the fin aid office about this next week, but can we apply for a larger Grad plus loan amount than what is shown? My "other student resources" is around $10k, but that's a one time thing. That's just savings I had, and I didn't realize they would just subtract that from from fin aid package. I'm not trying to use all of my cash! Also, I hope they don't factor that one time amount into all future loan amounts...
 
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Does anyone who put down MD/MPH or other dual degree program know if the financial aid package on Caesar includes the aid for the additional degree?
 
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Sorry guys, spoke to Laura. They seem to be extending decisions through early April. Though, that doesn't necessarily mean today won't be a Feinberg Friday..
man...really thought today was gonna be the end of these Feinberg Fridays...sigh
 
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capriccio

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Extending into April?? Did they interview significantly more people this year than before or something? I really hope at least some decisions come out today, at this point I just want to be released from this limbo regardless of outcome.
 
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Trying to withdraw my acceptance from here, but not seeing an option to in the portal. Do you have to do it by email?
 
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Dcfan183

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Also just got a waitlist email. Does anyone know if I can include additional letters of rec as "updates"? I didn't get to submit ones I wanted to with my original application due to their requirements.
 
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Also just got a waitlist email. Does anyone know if I can include additional letters of rec as "updates"? I didn't get to submit ones I wanted to with my original application due to their requirements.
You can do that! I submitted an additional LOR later on and the admissions office added it to my file.
 
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