Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

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GULC or George Mason

GULC
21
95%
George Mason
1
5%
 
Total votes: 22

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Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby 3|ink » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:02 pm

I recently learned that I've been accepted to transfer to GULC next year. I will have about 1 week to submit a deposit once I receive the official notice (expected this Friday). That's all the time I have to decide where I'd be better off. I'm currently attending George Mason, (T40) @ $20k/y part-time w/ in-state tuition and no scholarship. I'm in the top 12% of my class and expect to stay there or improve. Georgetown would be ~$40k/y (also part-time). Living expenses aren't an issue and I wouldn't have to move anywhere. I'm already living and working within reasonable driving distance of Georgetown. So it all falls on one question: is Georgetown worth the extra debt given my situation? Both schools have good programs for my intended focus. I'm happy (not miserable) with my current school, but I worry about my placement options.

Help me tls! What should I do?

Edited: Now with poll.

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby 3|ink » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:08 pm

Shameless bump

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby Gail » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:32 pm

What's your job now like? Will that be able to support your debt?

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby flem » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:33 pm

Is there a significant difference in job prospects from top 15% at GMU and Georgetown in general to justify the cost difference?

Gail wrote:tl;dr

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby 3|ink » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:36 pm

flem wrote:Is there a significant difference in job prospects from top 15% at GMU and Georgetown in general to justify the cost difference?

Gail wrote:tl;dr

That's probably how I should have asked.

Currently a Paralegal. I could probably afford monthly interest payments.

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby 3|ink » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:12 pm

7-0? I didn't realize it was such a no-brainer.

Thanks all. Guess I'll go for it.

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) v. George Mason (in-state sticker)

Postby Sirius » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:36 pm

G-Town, you got a cheap year from GM which means its like you got a scholarship at G-Town. Congrats!




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