tesoro wrote:So after withdrawing from BLS, they mailed me a letter today offering me a more-than-tuition scholarship with rather lax stipulations and a guaranteed $3,750 housing stipend for each of my four years in the evening program.
Was anyone else blindsided by this? This is a huge sum of money. Any second thoughts about going to Fordham? I'm not sure how to feel.
I don't know, Cardozo sort of did the same thing to me after I decided on Fordham. I guess it depends a lot on your financial situation, what kind of law you're planning on practicing after, etc. I decided against it because I was a.) really excited about Fordham, and b.) I didn't really think they were offering me as good a deal as they would be getting in return. Its definitely not a black-and-white decision, but I think Fordham's reputation and alumni network is definitely really strong and that Fordham's grads place better in the job market than the rankings would suggest, and those were two major factors that helped me reach my decision.
But let me just say that while taking out the equivalent of a 30-year mortgage on a family of five's home in law school loans seems really daunting, it is do-able if you really want to go to Fordham. The majority of law students are in the same boat, and everybody worries about money and occasionally survives on ramen noodles, but in the end, everything works out.