<p>I was accepted to the University of Arizona today and was offered the Wildcat Excellence Award which is worth $6,000 and a new iPad. I was a little shocked by how low the offer was seeing as I have a tuition waiver to the school (through the Arizona Board of Regents).</p>
<p>Looking at my credentials, I feel like I should have been offered more. I have a 4.29 GPA. 16 of my 22 high school classes have been honors or AP level courses. I received a 2050 (780 on Math and 650 on CR) on my SAT's. I got a 790 on my SAT Math 2's and a 630 on US History SAT Subject. I have 3 varsity letters, an internship, a job and tons of other extracurriculars. I mean, I'm apply to more prestigious universities than Arizona and statistically have a decent shot of being accepted. Also, I am raised by my single mother who makes $58,000 (meaning if I am accepted to Georgetown, UPenn, Harvard, Yale, or some other colleges I applied to, I will go full-ride).</p>
<p>My question is:
1) Can I ask them to increase the scholarship amount they are offering? If so, what do I do?
2) What other options do I have?
3) I wasn't accepted to the Honors College, so can I do anything to change that?</p>
<p>P.S. I am applying to U-San Diego and I should be offered a substantial amount, seeing as I am out of state and it isn't a premier school. I heard I can use some school's offers against each other. Could I do this with USD and Arizona?</p>