How do people plan on paying?

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How do people plan on paying?

Postby sternc » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:29 pm

Im curios as to how most people are going to pay for the next three years. I know the talk of debt and loans is a frequent one, and in that light I'm curious. Will most be taking out loans? Working? A combination of both? Parents? Independently wealthy? As for myself, I'm in a position where my parents are capable of helping me out (depending on the final cost). Some seem to think that as a 22 year old entering law school any sort of parental help is immature. What do y'all think?

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby basicgrey7 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:32 pm

can your parents adopt me? hahahha :lol: :lol: :lol: Loans for me and whatever I can save from working this year.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:37 pm

GI Bill for the first 3 semesters, then loans for the rest. They using LRAP and IBR to pay off the loans since I want to do public service.

[strike]Poorly timed joked[/strike]
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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby basicgrey7 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:40 pm

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:41 pm

sternc wrote: Some seem to think that as a 22 year old entering law school any sort of parental help is immature. What do y'all think?



My parents will help me out with cost of living stuff whenever they can, though not on a regular basis. The rest comes from my own savings from working after UG and loans.

I'm not sure immature is the right way to describe it, but I think some people have that opinion because its a professional degree, its time to be a grown up and fend for yourself. I agree with that, and I'm happy that I will be paying all of my tuition and such myself because I'll feel like its a degree thats completely, "mine." BUT....I'll be happy to take the help Mom and Dad will throw my way for groceries when they can.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:42 pm

basicgrey7 wrote:


Sorry, basicgrey7, no way of knowing. I hope that your mom does well and is able to get a match shortly. I'll edit out the joke from my post.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby basicgrey7 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Thank you I appreciate it. It just strikes a hard note, she's suffered a lot.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby servinDizzert » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:45 pm

straight cash homie

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:46 pm

servinDizzert wrote:straight cash homie


I wonder what would be the look on the school's face if you handed them your tuition in coins?

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby chocho » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:48 pm

im gonna go where the cash is, although even then it sucks, its weird to know you have a full tuition scholarship and yet will still be in a legitimate level of debt.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby awesomepossum » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:49 pm

donation of every bodily fluid. That reminds me ...I need to see if spinal fluid can be donated.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby macattaq » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:05 pm

sternc wrote:Im curios as to how most people are going to pay for the next three years. I know the talk of debt and loans is a frequent one, and in that light I'm curious. Will most be taking out loans? Working? A combination of both? Parents? Independently wealthy? As for myself, I'm in a position where my parents are capable of helping me out (depending on the final cost). Some seem to think that as a 22 year old entering law school any sort of parental help is immature. What do y'all think?


I would think that anyone who takes this attitude toward you is bitter about their own situation. If you are fortunate enough that your parents can do this for you, then you should take what they are offering you. I say this because it lessens the sting of getting lesser grades, and when you graduate, you can literally do whatever you want. Whether you just want to have the extra credentials, travel straight out of school, or take that awesomely fulfilling but low paying public interest job, you can do it. More power to you, man, seriously.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:06 pm

macattaq wrote:
sternc wrote:Im curios as to how most people are going to pay for the next three years. I know the talk of debt and loans is a frequent one, and in that light I'm curious. Will most be taking out loans? Working? A combination of both? Parents? Independently wealthy? As for myself, I'm in a position where my parents are capable of helping me out (depending on the final cost). Some seem to think that as a 22 year old entering law school any sort of parental help is immature. What do y'all think?


I would think that anyone who takes this attitude toward you is bitter about their own situation. If you are fortunate enough that your parents can do this for you, then you should take what they are offering you. I say this because it lessens the sting of getting lesser grades, and when you graduate, you can literally do whatever you want. Whether you just want to have the extra credentials, travel straight out of school, or take that awesomely fulfilling but low paying public interest job, you can do it. More power to you, man, seriously.


+1. Well said.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby daesonesb » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:14 pm

CyLaw wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:straight cash homie


I wonder what would be the look on the school's face if you handed them your tuition in coins?

It's possible here in Canada, home of the toonie. You could come to school with 10,000 toonies in a duffel bag.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:20 am

I sell sperm. I figure masturbation is a hell of a time sink - might as well get paid.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:29 am

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:32 am

My parents are footing the bill for law school.

They are thrilled that I am pursuing an advanced degree since no one else in my family feels motivated to pursue one (yet). Having said that, my parents would be proud of me if I kept my UG server position at a local restaurant. They honestly want me to pursue whatever makes me happy.

Am I immature for allowing my parents to put me through law school? Not at all. My life story is truly unique and I am aware of how unbelievably fortunate I am. My philosophy is you play the cards that are dealt to you. I am in the fortunate position that I will be graduating without any debt and feel as if I will have more options (god willing) than the typical cash strapped 3L to pursue some meaningful area of law, sort of as a way to pay forward what has been given to me.

What baffles me is parents who do have the financial means to support their child's college/grad school but refuses to pony up. I feel one of the most fundamental responsibilities parents have is to make sure their children become educated and functional contributors to society. Forcing a child to take on debt/work through school to me defeats the purpose of higher education. How can someone truly enjoy their studies when they are worried about whether or not they can pay their utilities for the month? Usually the people I know in this situation tell me that their parents feel its only right that their children share the same sort of hardships they had to endure as young adults. Someone else can find the flaw in that logic.

Anyways /tangential rant.

Conclusion: OP is not immature, just be thankful for what you have.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:32 am

you sell salad?
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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby James Bond » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:36 am

Loans, son!

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby Shot007 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:42 am

Most likely Loans....90% tuition covered, Loans for COL

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby burtonrideclub » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:29 am

Lucky enough to have parents who will pay the bill for me. They are in a position to do it, and they have always wanted me to pursue a graduate degree. That being said, I know damn well how lucky I am and I will be keeping pretty quiet about my situation in law school.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:36 am

CyLaw wrote:GI Bill for the first 3 semesters, then loans for the rest. They using LRAP and IBR to pay off the loans since I want to do public service.

[strike]Poorly timed joked[/strike]



How'd you manage the GI Bill?

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:36 am

awesomepossum wrote:
Rowinguy2009 wrote:--ImageRemoved--



you sell salad?


I love Black hookers!

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby CyLaw » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:38 am

SwollenMonkey wrote:
CyLaw wrote:GI Bill for the first 3 semesters, then loans for the rest. They using LRAP and IBR to pay off the loans since I want to do public service.

[strike]Poorly timed joked[/strike]



How'd you manage the GI Bill?


By being a veteran.

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Re: How do people plan on paying?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:39 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:My parents are footing the bill for law school.

They are thrilled that I am pursuing an advanced degree since no one else in my family feels motivated to pursue one (yet). Having said that, my parents would be proud of me if I kept my UG server position at a local restaurant. They honestly want me to pursue whatever makes me happy.

Am I immature for allowing my parents to put me through law school? Not at all. My life story is truly unique and I am aware of how unbelievably fortunate I am. My philosophy is you play the cards that are dealt to you. I am in the fortunate position that I will be graduating without any debt and feel as if I will have more options (god willing) than the typical cash strapped 3L to pursue some meaningful area of law, sort of as a way to pay forward what has been given to me.

What baffles me is parents who do have the financial means to support their child's college/grad school but refuses to pony up. I feel one of the most fundamental responsibilities parents have is to make sure their children become educated and functional contributors to society. Forcing a child to take on debt/work through school to me defeats the purpose of higher education. How can someone truly enjoy their studies when they are worried about whether or not they can pay their utilities for the month? Usually the people I know in this situation tell me that their parents feel its only right that their children share the same sort of hardships they had to endure as young adults. Someone else can find the flaw in that logic.

Anyways /tangential rant.

Conclusion: OP is not immature, just be thankful for what you have.


My parents had the ability, but did not see how helping me through law school was beneficial to them. If i have kids, they will never know my parents.




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