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Anyone accepted to the MPP program at Trachtenberg and planning on enrolling? I got in, but it looks like I won't be getting any funding and I'm having a difficult time deciding if it will be worth the cost.

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5 minutes ago, msim said:

Anyone accepted to the MPP program at Trachtenberg and planning on enrolling? I got in, but it looks like I won't be getting any funding and I'm having a difficult time deciding if it will be worth the cost.

My friend who goes to GWU law says it's very easy to negotiate funding there! 

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1 hour ago, msim said:

Anyone accepted to the MPP program at Trachtenberg and planning on enrolling? I got in, but it looks like I won't be getting any funding and I'm having a difficult time deciding if it will be worth the cost.

Never pay full sticker price for any Master's program. You might want to call the admissions office and inform them of your interest in the program, and let them know you will have a hard time attending without some kind of financial support. If funding is no dice, kindly decline and find out what more you can do to make you competitive enough to obtain funding next cycle. These degrees don't yield much in the way of compensation, and it doesn't do any good to become destitute in order to obtain one. 

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54 minutes ago, Nico Corr said:

Never pay full sticker price for any Master's program. You might want to call the admissions office and inform them of your interest in the program, and let them know you will have a hard time attending without some kind of financial support. If funding is no dice, kindly decline and find out what more you can do to make you competitive enough to obtain funding next cycle. These degrees don't yield much in the way of compensation, and it doesn't do any good to become destitute in order to obtain one. 

Good idea, I wouldn't have thought of that. I guess I'll try to contact them and hope for the best. I've also been accepted to UT's LBJ school and am still being considered for fellowships. If I receive a fellowship there, do you think it would be worth trying to leverage this offer to get more funding from GW?

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16 minutes ago, msim said:

Good idea, I wouldn't have thought of that. I guess I'll try to contact them and hope for the best. I've also been accepted to UT's LBJ school and am still being considered for fellowships. If I receive a fellowship there, do you think it would be worth trying to leverage this offer to get more funding from GW?

I would say so! I had a friend who once called admissions and said, "American offered me this, but I'd rather go to you, how do we make this work?" (in more words). They gave him an extra $10k

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1 hour ago, AddSmith said:

I would say so! I had a friend who once called admissions and said, "American offered me this, but I'd rather go to you, how do we make this work?" (in more words). They gave him an extra $10k

I was curious to know this myself, thanks AddSmith. I have an acceptance in hand from two schools, but GW Elliott is my ideal choice. I might have to employ this tactic once I get a decision. 

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I got an email notifying me that I was nominated for admission and they said that I will receive notice of funding during this week. Did you guys already know if you received or not funding?

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2 hours ago, Marius G said:

I got an email notifying me that I was nominated for admission and they said that I will receive notice of funding during this week. Did you guys already know if you received or not funding?

I got an email last week saying I was nominated for admission, and got my official acceptance yesterday. The official acceptance letter said I was not chosen for a fellowship, which is the primary source of funding.

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9 hours ago, msim said:

I got an email last week saying I was nominated for admission, and got my official acceptance yesterday. The official acceptance letter said I was not chosen for a fellowship, which is the primary source of funding.

Thanks. I'm yet to receive the official acceptance letter.

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