UT v UH

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UT v UH

Postby Moop » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:58 pm

Offered acceptance to UT recently. Probably no scholarship.

UT - 100k debt
UH- 30k debt

I currently live in Houston with family.

My Goals: Practice in Texas, preferably Houston. I'm not dead-set on big-law. Very debt averse.

Would I be an idiot to turn down UT for UH?

Additional question: Would I be an asshole to try to hit up UH for more money since I have an offer from UT? Do they negotiate this late in the game? My scholarship amount from UH is 30k. Seems kind of small compared to some of the other offers I've seen but I didn't have any leverage until now.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Moop wrote:Offered acceptance to UT recently. Probably no scholarship.

UT - 100k debt
UH- 30k debt

I currently live in Houston with family.

My Goals: Practice in Texas, preferably Houston. I'm not dead-set on big-law. Very debt averse.

Would I be an idiot to turn down UT for UH?

Additional question: Would I be an asshole to try to hit up UH for more money since I have an offer from UT? Do they negotiate this late in the game? My scholarship amount from UH is 30k. Seems kind of small compared to some of the other offers I've seen but I didn't have any leverage until now.


Well if you aren't set on big law and you're debt averse, then I say UH. Definitely try to get more out of UH.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:09 pm

Ask Houston for more money.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby rickgrimes69 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:34 pm

If you're debt adverse, this is easy - go UH. Definitely hit them up for an increased scholly. And be cool with working in Houston probably forever.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby PolySuyGuy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:38 pm

Moop wrote:Offered acceptance to UT recently. Probably no scholarship.

UT - 100k debt
UH- 30k debt

I currently live in Houston with family.

My Goals: Practice in Texas, preferably Houston. I'm not dead-set on big-law. Very debt averse.

Would I be an idiot to turn down UT for UH?

Additional question: Would I be an asshole to try to hit up UH for more money since I have an offer from UT? Do they negotiate this late in the game? My scholarship amount from UH is 30k. Seems kind of small compared to some of the other offers I've seen but I didn't have any leverage until now.



Go to UT, it is Texas' flagship law school. Look at IBR and don't plan on qualifying for a mortgage for years.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby JazzOne » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:53 pm

$100K is a small price to pay to get out of Houston.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:11 pm

It doesn't matter if you're debt-averse or not totally set on Biglaw, there is such a huge difference in opportunities between what you can get from UT and what you can get from UH.

UT without a second thought.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:34 pm

UT, it's definitely worth 70K.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Nova » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:56 pm

I agree with the previous three posters. UT is worth it.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby ilovelawtays » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:03 pm

Have you done research into scholarships for single moms? I'm wondering if there are some out there you can qualify for...

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Nova » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:13 pm

Moop wrote:Additional question: Would I be an asshole to try to hit up UH for more money since I have an offer from UT? Do they negotiate this late in the game? My scholarship amount from UH is 30k. Seems kind of small compared to some of the other offers I've seen but I didn't have any leverage until now.


They do offer bigger scholarships, so you might as well ask for one, http://houston.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

Also, does the Houston scholarship have class rank stipulations? Thats would be something to consider as well.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Moop » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:20 pm

Houston's stips are 2.99. Pretty much everyone I've talked to had that stip.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Moop » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:22 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:Have you done research into scholarships for single moms? I'm wondering if there are some out there you can qualify for...


The cost of the sex change operation and adoption fees would probably negate any scholarships I receive.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby ilovelawtays » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:27 pm

Moop wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:Have you done research into scholarships for single moms? I'm wondering if there are some out there you can qualify for...


The cost of the sex change operation and adoption fees would probably negate any scholarships I receive.


Wow, this definitely ended up in the wrong thread... Bed time!

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Moop » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:29 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:
Moop wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:Have you done research into scholarships for single moms? I'm wondering if there are some out there you can qualify for...


The cost of the sex change operation and adoption fees would probably negate any scholarships I receive.


Wow, this definitely ended up in the wrong thread... Bed time!


Don't bother brushing your teeth. I got a new teeth whitening technique that I developed at home. Just pay me 3 easy payments of $33,333.33.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby BearState » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:49 am

Moop wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:
Moop wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:Have you done research into scholarships for single moms? I'm wondering if there are some out there you can qualify for...


The cost of the sex change operation and adoption fees would probably negate any scholarships I receive.


Wow, this definitely ended up in the wrong thread... Bed time!


Don't bother brushing your teeth. I got a new teeth whitening technique that I developed at home. Just pay me 3 easy payments of $33,333.33.


Brilliant.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby GirlStop » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:10 am

Is UT always TCR for folks wanting to study in Texas?

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:16 am

IMO yes. I would take UT instate sticker over full rides from SMU/UHLC

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Re: UT v UH

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:18 am

GirlStop wrote:Is UT always TCR for folks wanting to study in Texas?


It's hard to say "always," but 99% of the time, yes.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:06 pm

GirlStop wrote:Is UT always TCR for folks wanting to study in Texas?

I am extremely debt averse, so I disagree with the others. I think it depends how well you handle jobs and finances. My track record isn't so good, so I would look to minimize debt.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:10 pm

Nova wrote:IMO yes. I would take UT instate sticker over full rides from SMU/UHLC


That's crazy to me. The majority of UT students will not get big law. in-state sticker is still like 130k after living expenses are added in. You'll need a big law job to pay that off, yet your chances of getting one wouldn't be great. I'd take full rides at the other two schools and hope you end up top 10-15%.

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Re: UT v UH

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:54 pm

OK, yall are right, in-state sticker at UT may not always be right for applicants with legit scholarships elsewhere.




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