Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

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bebesu
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Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby bebesu » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:46 pm

In looking at both the part-time programs at these schools, the costs are roughly:

Houston: $23k/year, 92k over four years
South Texas: $17k/year, 67k over four years

That's a difference of about $25k, or about $200/month in student loan payments. Houston used to be cheaper but they just raised the tuition. Seeing as South Texas is probably more likely to give scholarship $ out to applicants accepted to Houston, this makes for an interesting financial decision. Houston does place better but I have heard good things about South Texas as well, especially in the Houston area. 17k/yr working part-time, along with a little bit of loan $/scholarship $, is very easy to manage...


Anyone considering these two schools? Thoughts?

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby dreman510 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:47 pm

Houston hands down. No questions asked...

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lepradillo
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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby lepradillo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:08 pm

Neither give scholarships for the P/T programs

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby raperez129 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:17 pm

I am considering both, but I've only been accepted to STCL so far.

bebesu wrote:In looking at both the part-time programs at these schools, the costs are roughly:

Houston: $23k/year, 92k over four years
South Texas: $17k/year, 67k over four years

That's a difference of about $25k, or about $200/month in student loan payments. Houston used to be cheaper but they just raised the tuition. Seeing as South Texas is probably more likely to give scholarship $ out to applicants accepted to Houston, this makes for an interesting financial decision. Houston does place better but I have heard good things about South Texas as well, especially in the Houston area. 17k/yr working part-time, along with a little bit of loan $/scholarship $, is very easy to manage...


Anyone considering these two schools? Thoughts?

Where did you get your tutition figures?
For STLC, I found $8,370 per semester P/T
For U of H, I found $541.15 per credit hour P/T



lepradillo wrote:Neither give scholarships for the P/T programs

Really? Could you show me where you found this? All I could find on the websites is that all accepted students are considered, nothing about exclusion of P/T applicants.

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby lepradillo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:36 pm

I stand corrected....

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby bebesu » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:47 am

Houston tuition: http://www.law.uh.edu/admissions/tuition.html

Part-time for 26 hours is $23,630


For STCL, $ 8,370 * 2 = ~ $17,000

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby dreman510 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:00 pm

My understanding is U of Houston is clear #1 in the city, after UofT. The extra $ IMO appears to be worth it. However, I am not that knowledgeable about the Texas markets.

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Re: Houston Law vs. South Texas College of Law

Postby TCScrutinizer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:41 pm

STCL has an outstanding trial advocacy program. If you are dead certain that you want to be a rich Texas trial lawyer, then STCL may be the choice for you. Actual legal professionals (not just the word among the 0Ls) tell me that the alumni network is solid.

But if you're not certain that you want to be a trial lawyer, then go to Houston.




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