Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

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Which One?

UF- Full sticker price
3
14%
FSU- 20,000 total off/ no stip
15
71%
UM- 81,000 total off/ top 1/3 stipulation each year
1
5%
Stetson- Full tuition/ top 1/2 stip after year 1
2
10%
 
Total votes: 21

LegalNugget
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Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby LegalNugget » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:43 pm

I am a Tampa born native, who graduated from FSU. I am currently deciding between these 4 Florida schools:

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nickb285
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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby nickb285 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:47 pm

FSU has the best employment numbers of any of these, and with that scholly and resident tuition it's a good choice. The stips on the others mean there's a better than even chance you'll lose the scholly for at least one of 2L/3L, if not both, and UF isn't worth sticker.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:48 pm

What is total CoA at FSU?

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BlueJeanBaby
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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:What is total CoA at FSU?


Assuming FSU and UF would have the same CoA if not for the scholarship, I vote FSU.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby badaboom61 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:53 pm

Don't go to UM on anything short of full ride under any circumstances. Full ride to stetson for a tampa resident is not a horrible decision, but plan on dropping out if you lose your scholly. The stip might not be all bad because you would probably want to drop out anyway if you're below median at Stetson.

FSU sounds like the best option. What is total COA at FSU compared to Stetson for you?

LegalNugget
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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby LegalNugget » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 pm

Approx CoA's:

Stetson- 42k
FSU- 75k
UF- 95k

rad lulz
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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:35 pm

LegalNugget wrote:Approx CoA's:

Stetson- 42k
FSU- 75k
UF- 95k

Yeah FSU unless you can get UF to come down some. Then it's more up in the air.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby badaboom61 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:36 pm

LegalNugget wrote:Approx CoA's:

Stetson- 42k
FSU- 75k
UF- 95k


Best option would be to retake and aim for a much better schools. Among these 3 options, FSU is the best bet. Just be aware that there is a very high probability that you will be 75k in debt and not be able to get a legal job after graduation.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby UF2015 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:11 am

rad lulz wrote:Among these 3 options, FSU is the best bet. Just be aware that there is a very high probability that you will be 75k in debt and not be able to get a legal job after graduation


I can only speak to the situation at UF. Employment isn't as bleak as people make it out to be -- but you still need ties.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby timbs4339 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:36 am

See if you can get Florida to match FSU. Don't be afraid to hold out until the end. That Miami stip is awful.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby Law_Prospect » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:26 am

FSU seems like the obvious decision. UF has a good program in the region but I don't think it's worth it over FSU if you have to pay sticker price. Best of luck with your decision.

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Re: Florida Schools with Differing Stips (Poll)

Postby usfvictor » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:40 am

FSU is your best bet.




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