Building on the previous thread on weighing the Carlson MBA and the Claremont McKenna MSF, I am thinking that while gathering more information about the pros and cons of each program, maybe I can renegotiate with Claremont McKenna for more financial aid. Now that I've got a full scholarship for the Carlson MBA and a 75 percent scholarship for the Claremont MSF, it occured to me that the full ride from Carlson may be considerable leverage for requesting additional funding from Claremont. Honestly, with the current annual interest rate in Vietnam, any additional financial aid would greatly allay the burden on my shoulders later on. I remember stumbling upon a post on this topic somewhere on this forum but couldn't locate it again for reference. Anyway, I've got a thorny issue at hand though. Thing is I received the admission decision from Claremont McKenna around 4 months ago and paid the commitment fees in January. I did e-mail the admissions director to ask for more funding but wasn't "offered much encouragement". The reason is, I think, I wasn't armed with anything for negotiation back then other than just "Vietnam's economy is underdeveloped and my income is blah blah, etc". Now that I already wield a significant weapon, I plan to go back and talk to them again. Do you think that 4 months is too long a period for discussing financial aid again? Are there any tips/templates out there for communicating with the adcom about this sensitive matter? Thanks in advance for your advice!