In other thread didn't you say that you would go to HLS over Chicago with the Rubenstein because your parents were footing the bill? And this would leave them penniless? Holy shit.....
I've discussed it with them extensively. They vehemently insist that I take Harvard over any amount of money any school would give me. I was raised to believe that Harvard is the gold standard, and both of these things affected my (hypothetical) choosing of HLS over Chicago.
Trust me, this isn't just some "oh don't you have any money to go to Harvard?". It's a huge amount of money that could be used for many many things. I was lucky enough that my parents planned for this by saving, and like I said, I would consider myself indebted to them just like I would be to the government, except these are parents and I would be helping them out should they need to regardless.
So then if you're poor can't you just take need-based? Or are you one of the rich types that claims you're penniless just because you've run out of liquidated assets?