Is it possible to negotiate the school’s offer?
To remain competitive, colleges negotiate financial awards more and more. Consider these tips for successfully increasing an offer:
1. Don’t Ask Often
Negotiate an offer only for a first choice institution when money impacts the final decision. Maintain the mentality: it can’t hurt to ask, but the answer is probably “no.”
2. Ask Early
Evaluate offers right away so that you have time to negotiate. There is very little time between receipt of financial aid package and the national candidate reply deadline.
3. Request a Specific Amount
Be precise about the award increase that will be a “difference maker.”