My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school and proclaimed that my daughter is NOT a number and that she was always just a poor test taker. It didn't matter. She took the SAT 3 times and the ACT, missing the number by 0.2 points in the conversion to SAT!!! She eventually got the number and the extra scholarship.
I also just wrote the college (private college) and asked if there were anymore scholarships available because I had 2 kids in college. They awarded her $2000 more per year!!! A letter worth $8000! Always ask!!!
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his scholarship up $3000/year ($12,000/4 years). That is a tremendous amount of money, but we couldn't justify the adjusted $10,000/year ($40,000 for four years) scholarship when we would have to pay nearly $100,000 out of pocket for my son to commute to school! He did end up getting a full tuition scholarship to a local state university after one year in their honors program. Definitely, without a doubt, not first choice, but he can save the money we would have spent on college as he wants to attend grad school.
Moral of story: it can definitely pay to speak up! It's worth a try!
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was recently shocked to learn that no one pays me to home school. Oh that would be sooooooooo nice!!!
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