Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

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scifiguy
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Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby scifiguy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:49 am

Just curious - and sorry if this has already been answered before - does doing early decision admissions for a law school always (or at least most of the time) mean that you'd get full tuition paid for at that school?

Thanks in advance for this quickie question!

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:57 am

No, it means that you basically give up any bargaining chip you may have had and reside yourself to pay sticker price (Full tuition cost). (If the ED program is binding)
In return, you seem to receive a slight boost.


As far as I know there are two exceptions: Northwestern University and George Washington's ED programs. If you are accepted to these, you receive a full tuition scholarship. Thus for these two schools it is very difficult to be accepted as an ED applicant relative to their RD criteria.

So in 2 cases, ED = Full tuition scholarship.
In every other case (as far as I can recall), expect to pay sticker price.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby scifiguy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:24 am

sinfiery wrote:No, it means that you basically give up any bargaining chip you may have had and reside yourself to pay sticker price (Full tuition cost). (If the ED program is binding)
In return, you seem to receive a slight boost.


As far as I know there are two exceptions: Northwestern University and George Washington's ED programs. If you are accepted to these, you receive a full tuition scholarship. Thus for these two schools it is very difficult to be accepted as an ED applicant relative to their RD criteria.

So in 2 cases, ED = Full tuition scholarship.
In every other case (as far as I can recall), expect to pay sticker price.


Interesting and helpful! Thank you very much.

Just one final follow-up question (and we cfan shut this thread down, lol):

When you say full scholarship (to NW and GW), are those just tuition scholarships or do they cover cost of living too? And are they the type of scholarships that can be lost if you do poorly grade-wise?

Thanks and good luck in everything!

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:09 am

Boston U also has a full-tuition ED program, but I think they only give out a handful of those. I'm not sure how many GWU gives out, but it looks like maybe 40-50 IIRC. They cover tuition only, not living expenses, and you could probably lose them due to poor grades, but they would have to be incredibly poor.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:12 am

scifiguy wrote:
sinfiery wrote:No, it means that you basically give up any bargaining chip you may have had and reside yourself to pay sticker price (Full tuition cost). (If the ED program is binding)
In return, you seem to receive a slight boost.


As far as I know there are two exceptions: Northwestern University and George Washington's ED programs. If you are accepted to these, you receive a full tuition scholarship. Thus for these two schools it is very difficult to be accepted as an ED applicant relative to their RD criteria.

So in 2 cases, ED = Full tuition scholarship.
In every other case (as far as I can recall), expect to pay sticker price.


Interesting and helpful! Thank you very much.

Just one final follow-up question (and we cfan shut this thread down, lol):

When you say full scholarship (to NW and GW), are those just tuition scholarships or do they cover cost of living too? And are they the type of scholarships that can be lost if you do poorly grade-wise?

Thanks and good luck in everything!

all three of those are tuition only. NU's is actually just a little less than full tuition.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby cahwc12 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:34 am

What schools other than BU, NU and GW have full-tuition ED programs? Also, I thought BU discontinued theirs?

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby M458 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:56 am

JamMasterJ wrote:all three of those are tuition only. NU's is actually just a little less than full tuition.


It's $50k/year. Still a great deal, but by year three tuition may very well be $60k.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby shock259 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:31 pm

Just FYI, I ED'd at a T1 and I got a modest scholarship (~$30k total). You don't have much leverage to negotiate for additional money, but they may still throw you something.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby wert3813 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:36 pm

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby orbbs » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 pm

wert3813 wrote:
scifiguy wrote:are they the type of scholarships that can be lost if you do poorly grade-wise?


Depends on the school. For BU, GW, and Northwestern all their scholarships just require good standing (aka not failing, which is near impossible to do) to keep.

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Re: Does Early Decision Always = Full Tuition Paid?

Postby Hsaint1 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:54 pm

shock259 wrote:Just FYI, I ED'd at a T1 and I got a modest scholarship (~$30k total). You don't have much leverage to negotiate for additional money, but they may still throw you something.



I have been wondering about this ever since I applied ED to Loyola Law School ( Los Angeles). May I ask what school this was and if it was merit or need based?




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