Asking for more money

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nylawprospect
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Asking for more money

Postby nylawprospect » Sun May 03, 2015 2:09 pm

I received a full ride from Hofstra and close to a full tuition from Rutgers-Camden. I would really like to go to Brooklyn because I want to practice in NY, but so far have just been offered admit. How would I go about inquiring about scholarship money? (do I write admissions or fin aid?) I also would like some thoughts on Hofstra v Rutgers C. with full tuition to both.

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strugglebus
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Re: Asking for more money

Postby strugglebus » Sun May 03, 2015 7:08 pm

What sorts of jobs are you aiming for? None of these schools is going to give you much of a chance at very many decent jobs that actually require a JD.

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Re: Asking for more money

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 03, 2015 7:49 pm

strugglebus wrote:What sorts of jobs are you aiming for? None of these schools is going to give you much of a chance at very many decent jobs that actually require a JD.


Or any job

It would be better to have a blank space on your resume than any of these schools

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Re: Asking for more money

Postby downbeat14 » Sun May 03, 2015 8:41 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
strugglebus wrote:What sorts of jobs are you aiming for? None of these schools is going to give you much of a chance at very many decent jobs that actually require a JD.


Or any job

It would be better to have a blank space on your resume than any of these schools

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Kinky John
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Re: Asking for more money

Postby Kinky John » Sun May 03, 2015 8:48 pm

To answer your first question, email finaid with a short statement and attach your other offer letters.

I know several Rutgers law grads (both Camden and Newark) and none of them are working as lawyers. These are otherwise smart and likeable people, too. Just something to consider.

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Re: Asking for more money

Postby FirmBiz » Fri May 08, 2015 9:44 pm

nylawprospect wrote:I received a full ride from Hofstra and close to a full tuition from Rutgers-Camden. I would really like to go to Brooklyn because I want to practice in NY, but so far have just been offered admit. How would I go about inquiring about scholarship money? (do I write admissions or fin aid?) I also would like some thoughts on Hofstra v Rutgers C. with full tuition to both.


Was in a very very similar situation with Bklyn, they were offering me a small amount whereas I had a full ride elsewhere, contacted admissions regarding withdrawing, instead of being offered more money, they decided to point out their ranking. Long story short, not going to Bklyn.

I didn't outright suggest that I would like more money, but I did suggest that the amount of money they were offering wasn't significant enough for me to choose them.




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