UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

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UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby ashburgh » Wed May 16, 2012 3:20 pm

Hello all,

I am currently debating attending Hastings in the fall. At the moment, I have a 75k a year scholarship; which would leave me about 65k in debt at the end of my 3 years (this does not include living expenses. I might be able to live at home while I attend school, so I am factoring that in at the moment.)

Keep in mind this scholarship is also not dependent on how well I do; I just have to be a student in good standing to maintain it.

Is it worth it to attend Hastings with this deal? At this point, It's pretty much Hastings or nothing.

I also have a 96k Scholarship @ Loyola waiting for me; but I need to be in the top 40% of my class to keep it. From what I hear, I will most likely lose that scholarship after my first year.

Would very much appreciate your guys' input on this.

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby onedavetoomany » Wed May 16, 2012 3:31 pm

ashburgh wrote:Hello all,

I am currently debating attending Hastings in the fall. At the moment, I have a 75k a year scholarship; which would leave me about 65k in debt at the end of my 3 years (this does not include living expenses. I might be able to live at home while I attend school, so I am factoring that in at the moment.)

Keep in mind this scholarship is also not dependent on how well I do; I just have to be a student in good standing to maintain it.

Is it worth it to attend Hastings with this deal? At this point, It's pretty much Hastings or nothing.

I also have a 96k Scholarship @ Loyola waiting for me; but I need to be in the top 40% of my class to keep it. From what I hear, I will most likely lose that scholarship after my first year.

Would very much appreciate your guys' input on this.


Do you mean $25k/year and $75k total?

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby 005618502 » Wed May 16, 2012 3:34 pm

ashburgh wrote:Hello all,

I am currently debating attending Hastings in the fall. At the moment, I have a 75k a year scholarship; which would leave me about 65k in debt at the end of my 3 years (this does not include living expenses. I might be able to live at home while I attend school, so I am factoring that in at the moment.)

Keep in mind this scholarship is also not dependent on how well I do; I just have to be a student in good standing to maintain it.

Is it worth it to attend Hastings with this deal? At this point, It's pretty much Hastings or nothing.

I also have a 96k Scholarship @ Loyola waiting for me; but I need to be in the top 40% of my class to keep it. From what I hear, I will most likely lose that scholarship after my first year.

Would very much appreciate your guys' input on this.


I think you messed up somewhere, otherwise you are saying that the tuition and fees alone run about 290K for the 3 years.......?

If it is 25k a year, which I think is what you meant, this is a MUCH better deal than Loyola. Please dont go to Loyola especially with stips!!!

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k TOTAL scholarship - Worth it???

Postby ashburgh » Sat May 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Yes, you both are totally right - its 75k over 3 years (25k a year.) Sorry for the mistake!

OK, I was leaning towards Hastings, but i just thought I would ask.

I am also just wondering about whether it is worth going to Hastings at all with this scholarship. Guess reading all of these posts about employment statistics & debt have just gotten me a little down on Law school... Ahh, decisions decisions.

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby JamesChapman23 » Sat May 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Hastings will still cost 130-160k COA. You have to factor in large increases in tuition every year (the scholarship loses value every year), lack of subsidized loans and SF's massive cost of living.

Both options are bad.

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby ChardPennington » Mon May 21, 2012 6:58 pm

Hasting JD like clunker car, take Obama American money and run with $4,500 voucher away for not dance in stinking stool of sub-par degreeings.

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Re: UC Hastings w/ 75k a year scholarship - Worth it???

Postby dowu » Mon May 21, 2012 6:59 pm

:shock: :shock:




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