Scary to leave a huge scholarship?

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IsTheFatLadySinging
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Scary to leave a huge scholarship?

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:44 pm

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/02/best-law ... -job-2012/

This is alarming for all of the prospective transfers looking to pay sticker. Is anyone else having these concerns like me? If I transfer into the t14, I'd have to borrow all of the money. And to pay it back I'd have to land big law/a high salary.

I basically crossed off georgetown after reading this.

I'd rather graduate from a tier 3/4 at the top of my class with 20k in loans, working a 50-60k job right out of law school THAN a t14 with 200k in loans, and with no guarantee of a big salary. It is scary! Just the interest would be terrifying.

Am I being rationale? I understand that the schools at the top of the list are more reasonable. But even Michigan's placement shocked me.

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jessuf
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Re: Scary to leave a huge scholarship?

Postby jessuf » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:14 am

I wrote out a long response to this, but decided to erase it. Instead, I just want to say that though I have a scholarship at my T3, GULC gave me ~$30k in need-based aid that makes attending GULC cheaper than my T3. I'm not sure what the requirements are for need-based aid, but I didn't grow up in a dumpster or anything.




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