caminante wrote:Before getting accepted to Harvard I was focused on finding the best school I could go to without taking out much (if any) debt. Now I am faced with a really hard decision that many of you had to deal with as well.
My husband and I already have substantial education-related debt from undergrad as well as his masters degree. The thought of taking on a lot more debt makes me sick... but so does the idea of passing up a Harvard Law degree.
So, my question for you is- Knowing what you know now, what is the maximum amount of education-related debt you would be willing to take on in order to graduate with a law degree from HYS?
Full disclosure: I have not heard back from Chi or Columbia yet, so I am currently only comparing H at most likely close to sticker with UVA $$$.
Is your husband going to have to find a job wherever you go? That was a major concern for me when choosing schools. One of the reasons I turned down a full scholarship to another school was that it was located in a place with a weak job market. I wanted him to find a job that he liked, not have to take whatever he could get.
I don't have undergraduate debt, but I have a mortgage. It was hard to turn down the free ride, but I felt that Harvard would give me the best job opportunities. Ultimately, I felt Harvard was the least risky choice.