I am in the process of applying to grad school (Math). A few weeks ago I emailed a prospective school (UC Berkeley) about the likelihood of financial aid. Today I got a response, which indicated if admitted, I would get aid. Following a discussion of the admissions procedure, and the financial shortfalls in CA, the email closed with this:
Now keep in mind here that they have not seen my application. All they know about me is that (i) I want a Masters in Math and (ii) I have a Bachelors in Math.
Has the financial state of our universities become so dire that we must actively discourage students from applying?
Yes I will still be applying. I am also planning to apply to U. IL (U-C), U. MI, U. MN and U. WA…