Seat Deposits

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socraticmethodman
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Seat Deposits

Postby socraticmethodman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:09 pm

This is probably a dumb question, but is there any advantage to paying your seat deposit early? I know first payments aren't due until mid April, but I've noticed that many people on TLS have already paid them?

Thanks in advance.

Whatsawahooanyway
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Re: Seat Deposits

Postby Whatsawahooanyway » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:10 pm

You can get an email account? That's about it really.

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gdane
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Re: Seat Deposits

Postby gdane » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:47 pm

What kind of advantage do you think you can get? You have already been admitted.

Paying your seat deposit early may be a disadvantage when it comes to financial aid. If you need to leverage you wont be able to do it as effectively because the school knows they dont have to lure you anymore since you paid the deposit.

socraticmethodman
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Re: Seat Deposits

Postby socraticmethodman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:52 pm

gdane wrote:What kind of advantage do you think you can get? You have already been admitted.

Paying your seat deposit early may be a disadvantage when it comes to financial aid. If you need to leverage you wont be able to do it as effectively because the school knows they dont have to lure you anymore since you paid the deposit.


That's what I figured, but I noticed in a thread on TLS that people have already started paying deposits. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

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txadv11
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Re: Seat Deposits

Postby txadv11 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:45 pm

If you pay early, you can withdraw from other schools, and help people on the waitlist get in :D

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Re: Seat Deposits

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:55 pm

Peace of mind--especially if you think that the law school made a mistake in admitting you.




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