R86 wrote:Mr. Campos,
Can you help me out with a full ride + stipend to Colorado? I'm well above both medians.
I assumed it was quite the opposite from what you're saying, and have been holding off applying until next year thinking that the limited amount of good scholarship offers have already been given out.
I don't think people understand what law school "scholarships" are. They are, with very few exceptions, simply cross-subsidized tuition. In other words, to use a simplified example, a school may advertise a tuition of $40K, but in practice half the class pays that, 40% pays $20K, and 10% pays nothing. If the class has 200 students this makes total tuition $5.6 million, with mean tuition being $28K, and the 100 students paying $40K paying for the "scholarships" of the 100 students paying less than that. So it's not true that, with largely trivial exceptions, there's "less" tuition money late in the application process, since tuition scholarships are cross-subsidized by admits paying full freight. There's less money if the class is strong, and more if it's weak.