low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

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efs410
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low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

Postby efs410 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:33 am

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nealric
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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby nealric » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:44 am

I have heard bad things about the quality of education at UBaltimore from transfers- that's just anecdotal though.

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby HazelEyes » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:45 am

I'd go for UMD.

But i'm clearly not as debt adverse as some other people are.

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby keg411 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:09 pm

What is the price for UMD in-state? Can you live at home to save COL $? Do you have a daytime job to make $?

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Postby efs410 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:29 pm

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby reverendt » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Unless you're assured of a job when you get out I'd be inclined to say UMD

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:38 pm

So you're looking at 70-80k for a degree from a lower T1... that's a tough call. Seems a little steep, unless you can use some of your money from your job to pay tuition as well and get it down to 50k or so.

I mean, you work at a law firm. What is the perception of U Balt in the city? Don't you have some lawyers you could talk to about this?

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby keg411 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:44 pm

efs410 wrote:i have a day job at law firm and can cover my own living expenses. both schools are in baltimore so it will not change where I live. I think the tuition would around $18,000 but for four years since it is part time.


That's not bad. I'd take the UMD offer... but I do think you should ask some of the attorneys at your firm what they think. Also, make sure to continue to use them and keep the relationship as good as possible because even if they won't be able to give you a job, they will probably know people who will :).

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:48 pm

romothesavior wrote:I mean, you work at a law firm. What is the perception of U Balt in the city? Don't you have some lawyers you could talk to about this?


I think this is what it hinges on. While I have heard bad things about UBalt, I don't live/work in Maryland and its legal sector. If you think UBalt can compete with UMaryland then go to UBalt, if not then go to UMaryland.

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby efs410 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:25 pm

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Re: U of MD instate v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:27 pm

romothesavior wrote:So you're looking at 70-80k for a degree from a lower T1... that's a tough call. Seems a little steep, unless you can use some of your money from your job to pay tuition as well and get it down to 50k or so.


Very credited.

Tread carefully is my only recommendation now without further information.

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Re: U of MD w/grant 5k v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby efs410 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:53 pm

i am not sure. i am still leaning towards UB. i received 5k from MD in grants. over four years that would about equal 1 yr of what ub is offering. since UB is offering a scholarship i could lose it after 1st year.

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Re: U of MD w/grant 5k v. Ubalt full scholarship

Postby Regionality » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:08 pm

efs410 wrote:i am not sure. i am still leaning towards UB. i received 5k from MD in grants. over four years that would about equal 1 yr of what ub is offering. since UB is offering a scholarship i could lose it after 1st year.


whoa whoa whoa...your scholly has a stipulation? What is it?

If it's anything tougher than a 2.0 that changes everything and I say go with Maryland.

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Re: low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

Postby efs410 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:49 pm

it has a 3.25 stipulation

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Re: low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

Postby najumobi » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:04 pm

efs410 wrote:it has a 3.25 stipulation
it's likely that you'll lose your scholly after your first year. if that happens, the two will cost the same. go with maryland. it seems like it takes being in the top 25% of your class to make 65k/yr or more and at least 1/3 of the class makes ~45k/yr in the public sector, but paying just 50k in tuition for a law degree probably makes it worth it.

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Re: low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

Postby Regionality » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:54 pm

A 3.25 stipulation is nothing to sneeze at...that's a solid GPA, probably top third, depending on your school. But a B+ average is doing VERY well in law school and you certainly can't count on keep that...

I vote unequivocally for Maryland.

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Re: low tier1 p/t w/ 5k grant v. TTT full scholarship p/t

Postby Matthies » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:11 pm

efs410 wrote:it has a 3.25 stipulation


What does the school curve to?




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