USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

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Which school should I choose?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:56 pm

USD with $38,000 a year (if in top third, but drops to lower level)
2
18%
Loyola with $29,000 a year (if in top third)
0
No votes
UC Irvine with 40% of tuition and fees (guaranteed)
9
82%
 
Total votes: 11

Realpolitique
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USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby Realpolitique » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:52 pm

I'm choosing between:

USD w/ $38,000/yr. (it drops down if I'm out of the top 33%)

Loyola w/ $29,000/yr. (Stipulated for top 33%)

UC Irvine w/ 40% tuition and fees.

I'm interested in environmental and entertainment law (divergent I know) and I currently live in San Diego. Interested to hear everyone's take on the situation.
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firemed
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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby firemed » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:57 pm

You need a poll.

Also, is the 40% scholly have a GPA stipulation like the others?

Also, have you negotiated for stips to be removed, or for $$$ to increase?

Realpolitique
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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby Realpolitique » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:57 pm

I negotiated with UC Irvine to go from 33% of tuition and fees to 40%, but I haven't tried that tactic with Loyola yet, or USD, for that matter.

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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:17 pm

I'd probably take UCI since you are more likely to lose your USD/Loyola scholly's than you are to keep them.

UCI is still going to cost you around 140k and I don't think that is worth it but it is okay I guess and way better than the USD/Loyola options due to stipulations.

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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby firemed » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:18 pm

Realpolitique wrote:I negotiated with UC Irvine to go from 33% of tuition and fees to 40%, but I haven't tried that tactic with Loyola yet, or USD, for that matter.



Do that and get back to us.


Then we will have a much better idea what is up.

Don't forget to see if they will drop the GPA stips. Those suck.

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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby crit_racer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:27 pm

maybe youll get more money, but youre not getting rid of the stips at USD or Loyola, which is the deal breaker, IMO. I think UCI is the best option out of these 3

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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby rebexness » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:42 pm

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Realpolitique
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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby Realpolitique » Mon May 02, 2011 5:57 pm

So after trying to negotiate, nothing has really changed. Just to let you know though, the USD scholly is as follows: renewable at 38,000 if in the top third, renewable at 18,000 if between the 34th and 50th percentile, and if below the 50th percentile it is renewable at 10,000. So it's not really an all-or-nothing top third stip as at Loyola.

As far as cost of attendance, I currently live in San Diego, so I'd be able to commute from home and save money on rent and food, making the total cost of attendance, at least for the first year, approximately $53,205 (http://www.sandiego.edu/law/financial_a ... d_fees.php).

Loyola's estimated cost of attendance: $67,882 (http://www.lls.edu/admissions/finaid/)

UCI's estimated cost of attendance: $60,904-$67,283 (http://www.law.uci.edu/financial_aid/co ... ctive.html)(http://reg.uci.edu/fees/2011-2012/law.html) This is a range based on the different on-campus housing options at Irvine.

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Re: USD w/ $$$ vs. Loyola w/ $$ vs. UCI w/ $

Postby firemed » Mon May 02, 2011 6:41 pm

I'll change my vote to USD.




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