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Asking for more (i.e., any) money

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sorrento, May 6, 2002.

  1. sorrento

    sorrento Senior Member
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    If a school has judged you to be not eligible for need-based aid in the form of grants and scholarships, is there any point in asking them to reconsider? There has been talk about asking schools to match offers and that sort of thing, but I wonder if that works only if they've already offered you at least SOMETHING in terms of grants/scholarships.

    Has anybody tried this?

    The thought of $200K in loans is pretty terrifying. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  2. EMTgirl

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    i asked my school to reconsider and the reply was a big fat NO. i did not qualify for any grants, and the reason why is beyond me. personally, i think it sucks that my school insisted on figuring out a "parental contribution" even though i am 25 years old and my parents will be contributing nothing. my school also figured out that my "personal contribution" was 14K based on my tax return info (i have been working full time for 4 years now). i could go on and on about how stupid this is, but i am just going to accept that i will owe 200K and move on. i guess there are people out there who need the free money more than i do.
     
  3. Barton

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    I just sent a withdrawal letter to MCW in which I stated that I would consider going there if they gave me a full-tuition scholarship, and if not to just send back my tuition deposit. I figured, what can it hurt? If they offer me a scholarship, I'll reconsider. If not, I just go where I was going to go anyway.
     
  4. brickmanli

    brickmanli Senior Member
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    It never hurts to ask. I wrote them a letter, so at least I tried. Of course, now I'm waitlisted at that school, so the whole thing might be pointless.
     
  5. Scooby Doo

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by EMTgirl:
    <strong>. my school also figured out that my "personal contribution" was 14K based on my tax return info (i have been working full time for 4 years now).</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If you were worknig for four years then I am sure you have something saved up. And your personal contribution sounds fair to me.
     

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