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Advice on negotiating with a university

A photo of colakid123 colakid123
Has anyone tried negotiating with a university by asking for more money in aid/scholarships based on offers from comparable universities? How did it turn out?
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Yeah, I was actually wondering the same thing... if anyone could offer any advice / share any personal stories relevant to that topic, I would be very grateful as well. :)
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My sister has done it to some success (they bumped her scholarship slightly) but I'm not sure if that was just a fluke :P
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@CanadaBoy wrote
My sister has done it to some success (they bumped her scholarship slightly) but I'm not sure if that was just a fluke :P



Oh wow, that's cool. I assumed that if you ask for more, the university would probably have an attitude like "no sorry, if you are unsatisfied, go to another uni"...
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@CanadaBoy wrote
My sister has done it to some success (they bumped her scholarship slightly) but I'm not sure if that was just a fluke :P



Which university was it? Are certain ones more likely to do it than others?
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A photo of emilykd emilykd
My dad keeps telling me to do this.... I want to try it with UBC (they're so skimpy on the cash!) and U of T, because Dal offered me a lot and I can possibly use that to barter? If I do try I'll let you all know.
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A photo of VegaKrazmych VegaKrazmych
If you get anything out of UBC, let me know, and I'll go get some for myself! :bball:
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@VegaKrazmych wrote
If you get anything out of UBC, let me know, and I'll go get some for myself! :bball:


I think this forum alone is the reason unis probably won't negotiate. If you give $ to one, there'll be ten more phone calls. I'll still try though.
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@colakid123 wrote

@VegaKrazmych wrote
If you get anything out of UBC, let me know, and I'll go get some for myself! :bball:


I think this forum alone is the reason unis probably won't negotiate. If you give $ to one, there'll be ten more phone calls. I'll still try though.


Good point, and good luck.
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