Full ride v Sticker

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dreamflower
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Full ride v Sticker

Postby dreamflower » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:22 pm

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby marmot8 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:06 pm

dreamflower wrote:Consider this:
Full tuition at UConn
BU or BC with no or very little money
Fordham with no or very little money
Desire to work in biglaw (doesn't everyone?) or basically make as much money as possible after graduation.

Would you ever consider attending BU/BC/Fordham at sticker over full tuition at UConn? Or is that crazy?


Depends on where you want to live long term and how risk-averse You are. With that being said, 200k of debt with a 30% chance of BigLaw vs 100k of debt or whatever living expenses at UConn with very low chance of BigLaw...I'd roll the dice but that's just me.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby NYC Law » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:13 pm

I'd take BC/BU/Fordham (well, I did). There are many ways to manage your debt but you only get one shot at biglaw, may as well max the odds.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby hurricane12345 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:18 pm

I'm in exactly the same boat, with the additional choice of $30k at Wake Forest. Crossing my fingers for aid to BC (or perhaps Fordham...) :?

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby Moxie » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:25 pm

Negotiate with BC/BU to get more money, for a realistic shot at biglaw you've got to go with either of those over UConn.

All of this is assuming you want Boston or NY biglaw.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby hurricane12345 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:29 pm

Moxie wrote:Negotiate with BC/BU to get more money, for a realistic shot at biglaw you've got to go with either of those over UConn.

All of this is assuming you want Boston or NY biglaw.


That's my plan...plus possibly retaking the LSAT in Feb. (heard it helps w/negotiating $$) if I find myself confident I can improve my score significantly.

I hope BC doesn't take as long as it did last year to fill us in about merit scholarships, so negotiations can begin early.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:34 pm

It probably depends if you are a special snowflake.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby hurricane12345 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:22 pm

Tom Joad wrote:It probably depends if you are a special snowflake.


I was going to mention that in my negotiation letter.

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Re: Full ride v Sticker

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:10 am

hurricane12345 wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:It probably depends if you are a special snowflake.


I was going to mention that in my negotiation letter.


I have such low odds of getting into Yale I am considering just making my Yale 250 comedy in an attempt to catch someone's eye.




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