dresden doll wrote: moonie wrote: dresden doll wrote:
I just logged into my admitted students account and it seems I'll be getting a Dean's Scholarship, 67,750 over three years. Wow... I really hope the letter comes soon to corroborate this as it would definitely seal my decision. The site also indicates I should still submit my need info to be eligible for need-based grants. UCLA recently gave me close to 6k in need, so I wonder if I'd get a comparable amount from Michigan.
Anyhow, this could potentially be a really good deal for me. What with SO relocating with me and all, whatever loans I took out would only be applied towards tuition (he'd take care of COL). So I might be looking at somewhere around 60k in debt (without interest, though) over the span of three years, which seems a bargain for a JD from a top notch law school like Michigan.
This will be pretty great if does end up being the case.
Congrats DD! That's amazing! I suppose you are getting the maximum amount of Dean's Scholarship (based on LSN statistics). Three years in AA for both of us this Fall, maybe.
Really? I didn't even know it was the maximum amount. How nice of Michigan; now I really feel welcome and wanted.
Is Michigan your front runner now? They've been my front runner for a little while now, and they just made my decision a lot easier. This offer makes it easier for me to turn down Vandy's 24k per year, as well as Dean's Scholarship from UT. And given how stingy Cornell appears to be, I really think Michigan will end up being the most solid bet on financial in addition to academic/personal grounds.
NU is a wild card, but I'd still prefer Michigan and have yet to receive NU's offer.
*nod* I guess the Dean's Scholarship this year goes by 22,500, 18,000, 15,000 and so on. You have good reason to celebrate
Umich is definitely my top choice now. Honestly, I have had quite a lousy cycle compared with many of you as long as the T14s are concerned. Being a splitter, there is nothing much I could complain about. Anyway, I guess I just need to attend one good school at the end of the day, and that school is likely to be Michigan with the 18,000/year they are offering. While I might still stand a slim chance at Columbia / Chicago, I am not really waiting that out because 1) I am unlikely to get a single dime from either of them with my numbers and 2) I need to decide ASAP so as to get the visa application stuff going (yeah, you know, we foreigners...).
Are you referring to NYU when you said NU? If you want Biglaw in NYC, I suppose you might want to wait that out; otherwise, I guess Michigan cannot do you wrong. I mean, since we are not the HYS / Hamilton type, I guess it is hard to say no to a school like Michigan when it is offering half tuition waiver.
See you in the April ASW then. Make sure to PM me before you come.