Scholarship chances for splitters?

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Scholarship chances for splitters?

Postby kray » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:36 pm

I apologize if I'm re-posting a topic, but didn't see anything about this specifically.

Does anyone have experience in being offered $$$ as a splitter? I am GPA<25% and LSAT>75% for most of the schools I am considering. I applied with a Feb LSAT. Do I have any shot at money?

Thanks for any input!


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Re: Scholarship chances for splitters?

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:41 pm

Are GW and GT the only two law schools to which you applied?


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Re: Scholarship chances for splitters?

Postby ticklemesilly » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:03 pm

Those schools tend to be stingy with the scholly money (based on TLS reputation anyway)

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Re: Scholarship chances for splitters?

Postby tuxedocat » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:18 pm

It varies a lot by school. WUSTL has a great reputation for awarding $$$ to splitters. LSN was really helpful in helping me get a sense of where I might get offers. I've only had merit aid decisions from three schools so far, but all three of those were in line with my expectations from LSN. I'm also <25th GPA >75th LSAT for those three schools, and I got a little over 60% at both Minnesota and WUSTL and 33% from William & Mary.

ticklemesilly makes a good point about overall stinginess too. A really good way to get a sense of this is from each school's ABA 509 form. For example, GULC's shows that only 11% of full-time students get half to full tuition, vs. WUSTL's 32.6%. Overall, 36.9% of full-time students get *any* merit aid at GULC, vs. 76.2% at WUSTL. So I have an idea that if I fall into the 1/2-full tuition bucket at WUSTL along with 33% of people, then I'll almost certainly end up in the <1/2 at GULC.

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Re: Scholarship chances for splitters?

Postby commandercup » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:29 am

I applied with a December LSAT and I'm usually around 25% GPA, 75%+ LSAT. I've gotten pretty good money from sub T-14 schools (pretty much all just under full-rides minus GW and Minnesota). Nothing yet from T-14s, but I'm hopeful! :mrgreen:

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