Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

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E pluribus unum
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Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby E pluribus unum » Fri May 24, 2013 6:56 pm

Is it worthwhile to point out that you are receiving X amount of aide at School A, in hopes of getting an equal amount of aide when you transfer to School B? How often do schools award $$$ to transfer students?

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby shock259 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:01 pm

You could try, but I don't think anyone has ever successfully gotten scholarship money at the new school. Just isn't how the system works.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby Nick18 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:02 pm

I don't think transferring works like this. It isn't like with regular admissions where you can try to get schools to match scholarships. I've never heard of any transfer student getting scholarship money at their new 2L school. I think some schools give need-based aid though.

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E pluribus unum
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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby E pluribus unum » Sat May 25, 2013 12:29 am

Well that would suck to give up a full ride or even 1/2 scholly at a lower ranked school just to go to a better ranked school (depending on the school of course). Would they even consider it if you were say top 10% or even top 5% in your class?

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat May 25, 2013 12:40 am

E pluribus unum wrote:Well that would suck to give up a full ride or even 1/2 scholly at a lower ranked school just to go to a better ranked school (depending on the school of course). Would they even consider it if you were say top 10% or even top 5% in your class?

At a lot of schools, you need to have that rank just to have the chance to transfer, so I don't see why they'd offer a scholarship on top of that.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby rad lulz » Sat May 25, 2013 1:00 am

Schools like transfers because they pay sticker bro

Unless you get into a rare skool that offers need aid

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby jbiresq » Sat May 25, 2013 5:10 pm

rad lulz wrote:Schools like transfers because they pay sticker bro

Unless you get into a rare skool that offers need aid


You're only getting a scholarship from your old school to keep you there. Why would the new school want to offer you a scholarship if your LSAT/GPA doesn't help them with USNews rankings?

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby darkatillam2 » Tue May 28, 2013 5:35 pm

I've heard of 1 case where SLS offered our #4 ranked student half tuition to transfer. My school is a high T2. It sounds crazy (especially coming from Stanford), but I guess this student was a veteran and had a lot of experience in the Navy before coming to law school. I guess some softs matter...

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby Nammertat » Tue May 28, 2013 9:01 pm

I personally know someone who negotiated a 1/3 tuition scholarship from a (lower) T20 based on other transfer acceptances.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby rtb2008x » Fri May 31, 2013 1:40 pm

Almost all law schools will blatantly tell you that transfer students do NOT qualify for scholarship money.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby Danger Zone » Fri May 31, 2013 2:03 pm

Some of them right in the application.

Penn's Transfer Application wrote:Transfer applicants are not eligible for need-based financial assistance (grants).

Transfer applicants are not eligible for an application fee waiver.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby jbiresq » Fri May 31, 2013 2:51 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:I've heard of 1 case where SLS offered our #4 ranked student half tuition to transfer. My school is a high T2. It sounds crazy (especially coming from Stanford), but I guess this student was a veteran and had a lot of experience in the Navy before coming to law school. I guess some softs matter...


SLS offers need aid so that's what he/she most likely got.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby MikeSpivey » Fri May 31, 2013 3:08 pm

Astronomically low.

I do have three blogs on transferring (two just on policies at schools which might make life easier) here:

http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/

and feel free to ask questions here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=197451

I am working on two more transfer blogs, fyi.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby MikeSpivey » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:33 pm

I finished the transfer policy blogs, schools 51-75 up.

http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/

The next blog will on reasons why be SHOULD transfer (note I already did the why you should not).

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby a5L » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:05 am

I got money (not aid) from a transfer school, I think it was 5-10k a year and was a fairly lateral transfer.

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Re: Odds of $$$$ as a transfer student?

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:22 am

MikeSpivey wrote:The next blog will on reasons why be SHOULD transfer

Looking forward to this.




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