Using Scholarship From Lower Ranked School

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Using Scholarship From Lower Ranked School

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:22 pm

School X is offering me $12,000/year with 50% stipulation. Cost of attendance with cost of living: $120,000.

School Y is offering me $21,000/year with 3.00 stipulation. Cost of attendance: $60,000. Cost of living is negligible because I can live at home.

I have no desire to attend school Y for a number of reasons (less job prospects, do not want to live at home). Keep in mind that school Y is ranked somewhat lower (not a whole lot lower). Can I use the lower cost of attendance at school Y to get more money from school X? (I have specific reasons to offer them so they do not think it is just about prestige)

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Re: Using Scholarship From Lower Ranked School

Postby r6_philly » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:50 pm

What's the median grade at school Y. If they curve to below 3 then the scholarship is worth much less than 50%. I would be more concerned about having them remove the stipulation than trying to get more money out of them.

You can certainly try to use school Y, but there is no guarantee they would even want to compete. It isn't just about ranking, but if they two schools are not really peers, they don't have a reason to compete.

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Re: Using Scholarship From Lower Ranked School

Postby cool of law » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:01 pm

It definitely can work. No guarantees, but in my own experiences I have been pleasantly surprised.

It also depends on how your LSAT is

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