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How to argue for fellowship for Master Program(CS, CMU)?

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Hi all,

 

I was admitted to MSCS program in CMU. But I never got to know the exact tuition fee until I have accepted their admission because of the system accident this year (Some of you guys must have heard of it).

 

Then I realize CMU has a astonishingly high tuition fee with 45000$ a year. I really do not want to spend that much money of my parents. 

 

So have you ever wrote a letter to argue for a fellowship for master program? Or CS program even better. Can you tell me some advice on how to argue for it?

 

I do not want to give CMU the impression that if I do not get the fellowship I will leave. All I want is a fellowship that can cover part of my tuition(like more than 20%).

 

Thank you a lot for reading my topic. Should you have any advice or question, please reply!

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Have you any offers from any other universities? Maybe you can bargain. See this link for reference: http://prelaw-guru.com/blog/how-to-negotiate-scholarships/

Thank you grindian. I have read the link and I think it is a great help.

 

I have received MEng@Cornell with 10000$ scholarship, MS@UCLA, MS@Yale, MS@Columbia, and some other school like Chicago, Dartmouth but not on the same level.

 

I think the peer school should be Cornell here. 

 

One more thing, who should I write negotiation letter to? The article in the link said write to admission officer. Should I write to the dean or the secretary? 

 

Thank you again for answering!

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You want to write to the Director of Graduate Studies for that department to ask for a fellowship. 

Thanks a lot, I am working on my letter to the director now.

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You can also try applying for outside fellowships

Thanks for replying. Could you list some of the fellowship/scholarship?

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