USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

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USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby welcometoscotland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:22 pm

Hello

I am a long time lurker just looking for opinions on how best to balance debt and employment opportunities with the scholarship offers I have.
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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:26 pm

What is total CoA including interest at each school

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby welcometoscotland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:27 pm

CoA for each is about the same at roughly $210-220,000

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby welcometoscotland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:27 pm

without interest

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby WahooLaw24 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Nothing from Penn or UVA, or especially Berkeley? Given that money at Michigan, I'm pretty surprised.

How is the COA at Duke equal to the COA at USC given the aid differences?

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:31 pm

Dude CoA = (tuition + CoL + fees - scholarship) + (interest on loans used to pay for the aforementioned)

Please calculate that

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby welcometoscotland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:35 pm

Sorry I meant that CoA would be roughly the same at all of them without aid, so CoA with interest is closer to

USC: $92,000
UCLA: $116,00
MICH: $140,000
Duke: $155,000

I apologize for the confusion.

WL at Penn and Berk, plan to ride them out

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:11 pm

Probably Duke, but I'd drop out if I made shit grades after 1L year

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:40 am

Of these I would choose Duke or Michigan, you'll need big law out of any of these schools and Duke/Michigan give you a way better shot at that than the LA schools. Duke has been out placing Michigan the past couple years so maybe I would choose Duke over Michigan.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:50 am

How did you get $140k from USC?

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:55 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:How did you get $140k from USC?


I thought the same thing. Interested in this as well. It's not even a number divisible by 3.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:14 am

BigZuck wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:How did you get $140k from USC?


I thought the same thing. Interested in this as well. It's not even a number divisible by 3.


Maybe he got a full ride and just put 140k instead of 150k. If it is a full ride I'd estimate COA at about 225 before aid so like 75K after the scholly.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:29 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:How did you get $140k from USC?


I thought the same thing. Interested in this as well. It's not even a number divisible by 3.


Maybe he got a full ride and just put 140k instead of 150k. If it is a full ride I'd estimate COA at about 225 before aid so like 75K after the scholly.


Unpossible unless he is the Rothman. And if he is then he should take that, no questions asked.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:52 am

BigZuck wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
I thought the same thing. Interested in this as well. It's not even a number divisible by 3.


Maybe he got a full ride and just put 140k instead of 150k. If it is a full ride I'd estimate COA at about 225 before aid so like 75K after the scholly.


Unpossible unless he is the Rothman. And if he is then he should take that, no questions asked.


Hmm. I actually looked back at my old scholarships and I got 100k from Berkeley which also isn't divisible by three. Maybe it's a Cali thing.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby megagnarley » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:44 pm

This thread is obscenely relevant to my interests.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby zman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:11 pm

BigZuck wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:How did you get $140k from USC?


I thought the same thing. Interested in this as well. It's not even a number divisible by 3.


Maybe he got a full ride and just put 140k instead of 150k. If it is a full ride I'd estimate COA at about 225 before aid so like 75K after the scholly.


Unpossible unless he is the Rothman. And if he is then he should take that, no questions asked.


Rothman is full tution (about 160,000) and another 20,000-30,000 from a guranteed SA at skadden. so a total of about 180,000 - 190,000. I think he should check that 140,000 from USC,according to LSN they dont give out more than 120,000. I think I heard someone got 120,000 from USC and some diversity scholarshop that was plus another 20k or so but other than that I haven't seen them go above 120,000 unless it's the Rothman.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby welcometoscotland » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:40 pm

$140,000 is not the Rothman, unfortunately. It's a combination of scholarships from different sources, which would out me if I discussed them.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby megagnarley » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:13 pm

I believe Mich has more CA firms at OCI. If you're trying to make it back to LA it might be easier from there. Though Duke has been placing better overall.

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Re: USC ($$$), UCLA ($$), Michigan ($), and Duke ($)

Postby rickgrimes69 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:Probably Duke, but I'd drop out if I made shit grades after 1L year




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