George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

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George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby brigun » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:13 am

I have the option of ether paying full sticker at GMU or going to a TTT with a full ride. The prospect of having little to no debt is quite upon graduation is appealing, but I'm not sure that is the right route for me professionally. What do you think?

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:15 am

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby brigun » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:16 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:In state or out of state?


I currently live in FL, so I'd have to pay VA out-of-state tutition.

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby ram jam » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:22 am

I am in a similar position with the OP. I also am a Florida resident. The debt is daunting, however, as general rule, any schools in the top 50 are worth sticker over full rides at TTT schools. Right?

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby sanpiero » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:23 am

ram jam wrote:I am in a similar position with the OP. I also am a Florida resident. The debt is daunting, however, as general rule, any schools in the top 50 are worth sticker over full rides at TTT schools. Right?


Depends on your career goals.

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby sawwaverunner » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:33 am

I would take the full-ride unless you are a natural rainmaker and want nothing more than to get a large-firm job after graduation. Once you get in law school, the rankings seem less important and you adapt to making it work at the school you attended. The large debt that you take on will loom over your shoulder though no matter where you attend.

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby brigun » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:34 am

I'd like to work in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic. Looking toward corporate law in regulatory compliance/litigation or possibly IP. I'm seriously considering a JD/MBA to sweeten my creds. TTT is in FL.

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby littlebit » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:45 am

Is the full ride guaranteed for all three years? If not, are you going to be okay with paying sticker at this school for years 2 & 3? If you lose that scholarship, you will not be able to transfer and jobs are really hard to get if you are not in the top of your class at a TTT.

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Re: George Mason at full sticker or TTT with full ride?

Postby brigun » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:46 am

Thanks for the measured responses. Quite frankly, I was assuming that ppl would shoot down the TTT idea right away. Decisions!!!




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