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stillWaiting23
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Chicago money

Postby stillWaiting23 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:27 pm

I should have asked this in a similar thread from yesterday, but oh well.

I have been offered ~20k/year from Michigan. My current choices are Michigan, Chicago and Northwestern. From the question I asked yesterday, I understand that there is a fairly good chance NW will match Michigan's money. But, what about Chicago? They are a little higher in the rankings; will that make them feel it is unnessecary to throw money at me?

I was accepted to Chicago on Feb 4th, and didn't look until then at their financial aid information. So, I missed the deadline to submit a fafsa by three days. Is there any chance they will offer something? Do I just call up the admissions office and say, 'hey, Michigan gave me this much, can you offer somerthing?'

Thanks!

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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: Chicago money

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:56 pm

stillWaiting23 wrote:I should have asked this in a similar thread from yesterday, but oh well.

I have been offered ~20k/year from Michigan. My current choices are Michigan, Chicago and Northwestern. From the question I asked yesterday, I understand that there is a fairly good chance NW will match Michigan's money. But, what about Chicago? They are a little higher in the rankings; will that make them feel it is unnessecary to throw money at me?

I was accepted to Chicago on Feb 4th, and didn't look until then at their financial aid information. So, I missed the deadline to submit a fafsa by three days. Is there any chance they will offer something? Do I just call up the admissions office and say, 'hey, Michigan gave me this much, can you offer somerthing?'

Thanks!

Yeah, you could do this. Don't expect a match from them though. Chicago is generally seen as on a different tier than Michigan.

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Fancy Pants
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Re: Chicago money

Postby Fancy Pants » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:15 pm

You don't need to fill out NeedAccess or Fafsa in order to be considered for merit money at Chicago - they consider you automatically. And as JGG said, it is unlikely that Chicago will match your scholarship but there is no harm in trying.

Chicago Financial Aid FAQ wrote:Do you match scholarship offers from other law schools?

No. The University of Chicago Law School does not match scholarship offers from other schools




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