Could I say this?

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Could I say this?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:47 am

I'm trying to transfer back to my home country but this argument is applicable to US citizen transfers - law school is too expensive, but I really want to become a lawyer. I believe money should not prevent me from becoming a lawyer so I want to transfer back (where tuition is much cheaper + employment prospects much better). Would this be a legitimate reason I could put in my personal statement?

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Re: Could I say this?

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:49 am

Anonymous User wrote: Would this be a legitimate reason I could put in my personal statement?

Yeah, sounds reasonable.


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Re: Could I say this?

Postby shock259 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:22 am

Price and debtload can definitely be a proper reason. But probably won't apply to most transfer situations. Usually, the transfer student is giving up cheaper tuition at a lower ranked school in exchange for more expensive tuition at a higher ranked school. Schools that accept transfers (almost) never give financial aid/merit-based aid to transfer students.

So, it would be a rare case for someone to be paying less at their new school than at their old one. But I guess if you transfer into a state school with in-state tuition, it could be possible.

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