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Should I ask college for a tuition reduction now that it's is giving them to applicants on waitlist?
My son was accepted to one of his top college choices via early decision in the Fall. No financial aid was offered. We submitted our deposit in December. This college had accepted only 2 applicants out of 18 from my son's high school the prior year so we were delighted he was accepted and were willing, and are able, to pay the full cost of attendance. Then I saw an article in the local media about how colleges are going to their wait lists to fill their classes for this Fall. The article profiled another applicant to the same college who was denied admission in two different admissions rounds, then after the COVID crisis exploded, was offered admission from the waiting list with close to half off the cost of attendance. The article further said they had offered admission to close to 300 students off the waiting list when typically they take maybe 10 or less. So I would like people's opinions on whether I should ask the college for a break off tuition. It seems to me the school should value my son as much as another student who the school valued less. Further, with the school going so deep into its waitlist, it appears the market is saying their product isn't worth as much now. Thanks.12 replies
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