mi-chan17 wrote:AAMPLE is a $3,500 lottery ticket. 1 in 2 (or an even worse ratio) will win.
If you win, you have the privilege of purchasing a $200,000 lottery ticket. At Phoenix, fewer than 1 in 20 will win. Losers will be stuck with over $200,000 in non-dischargeable student loan debt.
How does this sound like a good idea? And how does it sound like a better idea than retaking, which costs less than $150?
Don't mislead people. Your facts are totally off. No law school costs $200k.
First: No law school costs over $200k? Here: --LinkRemoved--. That's PSOL's cost of attendance, and it's over $190k, which will be over $200k once you add in the interest it's building up.
kamaya wrote:The chart is a complete estimate with tuition for three years a little over 150k sticker price. Are you that stupid to 1) Choose to attend a school where you pay full price for tuition, and 2) Take out loans to pay for health insurance, personal items, transportation, and other misc. things? Come on, nice try to pull up some numbers and think that you made your point. Don't go to law school of you don't know how to handle finances. That's pure stupidity.
Second: You don't seem to get the point of this thread. We aren't trashing on TTT's generally, or even PSOL specifically. We're talking about people doing the AAMPLE program. Your stuff about getting merit aid or grants or whatever may hold water for people going to TTT's in some normal way, but that's not true for this program. If you're in AAMPLE, it's because your numbers were so subpar that even TTTT's wouldn't take you outright. If you do AAMPLE to get in, you're not getting merit aid - they've already told you you aren't good enough. You're getting loans. And, as I've just shown you, you're getting over $200k in debt to go to a TTTT.
This isn't me "misleading" people, or trying to put them off TTTs (which anyone who looks at my post history could see is not typically something I bother to get into). This is me just putting the reality of it out there about the AAMPLE program
There's no need for you to get defensive over your decision to attend a TTT/TTTT. That's not what this thread is about. So, unless your hard-on is for AAMPLE itself, calm down.
kamaya wrote:The real losers are 20 somethings who haven't paid a dime back from their undergraduate degree and because they don't know what they want to do with their life, apply to law school and get 60k - 70k more in debt. Then complain about how there are no jobs to pay for their stupidity.
Third, I sincerely hope that wasn't some thinly veiled attack against me. 'Cause...you're all off, none of that applies to me. So I'll pretend you meant it more generally.