Sepens wrote:Hey everyone. Is there a protocol or any ethics behind contacting schools about increasing their funding/stipend offers to match other schools?
Is this something that people commonly do? Or maybe it often doesn't cause any changes so there is no point. Just wondering.
If it's 1 or 2k, maybe they'd obliged if they really wanted you. However, getting them to make any major changes like 5k+ is unlikely unless you're their top choice or something. Schools have a certain funding for each class each year and aren't going to make exceptions unless you're stellar. How much of a raise are you hoping for? Also keep in mind that schools in the middle of nowhere aren't going to have nearly as high of cost of living as schools in the city. Schools in the city that offer over 30k, might still leave their students scrambling to make ends meet.