The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby whereselizabeth » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:02 pm

Do the offers sent today include need-based aid, or is it merit only?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:17 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Scholarships are given to students to incentivize them to attend that school. They don't need to incentivize you at all. If you're such a special snowflake maybe you should reapply RD next year.

I know the wisdom, Mal. If you could keep your schadenfreude to yourself, I'd appreciate it.


Your special snowflake logic is harmful to a lot of people who might see it as valid justification for scholarship awards. It's obviously not.


Thanks for this. I was in the midst of writing a negotiation letter based on Wahrheit's reasoning. Your gentle admonition stopped me dead in my tracks.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:22 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
whereselizabeth wrote:Do the offers sent today include need-based aid, or is it merit only?


Merit. Mentioned in the email.


Might be both? I filled out NeedAccess and got my offer today.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby lawapp1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:29 pm

I've heard there's more of an advantage to applying early when it comes to scholarship money than admission. Is that true? i.e. is there going to be less money the mid-late feb admits? (I was admitted in the wave a week or so ago)

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:34 pm

Congrats to everyone who got good news! Sorry to everyone else who got less than good news. This has made my decision so much clearer. Wahrheit I hate that you didn't hear what you had hoped to hear, I was rooting for you.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:43 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:Feeling left out of the scholarship wave :(


could be good news...

Congrats to all the scholarship recipients ITT!!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby foamborn » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:54 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
foamborn wrote:so if we received scholarship info r we out of the running for ruby?


Yes that's my understanding


ach, alright. thanks.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:08 pm

foamborn wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
foamborn wrote:so if we received scholarship info r we out of the running for ruby?


Yes that's my understanding


ach, alright. thanks.

I think you can negotiate up, but it would probably have to be a rare combination of super convincing negotiating timed right after they've had a few Ruby's withdraw. I wouldn't bank on it.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby foamborn » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:17 pm

LawBron James wrote:I think you can negotiate up, but it would probably have to be a rare combination of super convincing negotiating timed right after they've had a few Ruby's withdraw. I wouldn't bank on it.


maybe so. i appreciate the insight. i suppose this just makes my decision easier.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:29 pm

As much as I am loath to limit the highly important polls this thread has had for the last couple weeks, can I suggest we copy NYUs scholarship award one?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Canof09 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:44 pm

hitherim wrote:Shots fired. I also received 0 by email today. Anybody know if its worth trying to negotiate? (got a full to another top 10)



Chicago will almost certainly be willing to negotiate. If they aren't, you shouldn't come here. Turning down a full-ride at top-ten school to pay sticker price at a top-five school is not a good idea.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:59 pm

Canof09 wrote:
hitherim wrote:Shots fired. I also received 0 by email today. Anybody know if its worth trying to negotiate? (got a full to another top 10)



Chicago will almost certainly be willing to negotiate. If they aren't, you shouldn't come here. Turning down a full-ride at top-ten school to pay sticker price at a top-five school is not a good idea.


I love the school, and I wholeheartedly endorse this sentiment. I imagine you'll be able to negotiate up but (depending on the other school, I guess, and your goals) I wouldn't pay more than half here, and possibly not that much.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:19 am

Wahrheit wrote:
middlebear wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:
whereselizabeth wrote:Do the offers sent today include need-based aid, or is it merit only?


Merit. Mentioned in the email.


Might be both? I filled out NeedAccess and got my offer today.


Of need? My email said that was coming later. We still haven't done UCAPP.


I was under the impression UCAPP was just the thing we filled out for loans--it's under the loans section on the admitted students' site...

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:41 am

anyone accepted in the beginning of feb receive $$? feel free to pm

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Cradle6 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:59 am

everything_bagel wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:Feeling left out of the scholarship wave :(


could be good news...

Congrats to all the scholarship recipients ITT!!

How so?

I also didn't receive an email.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:08 am

Cradle6 wrote:
everything_bagel wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:Feeling left out of the scholarship wave :(


could be good news...

Congrats to all the scholarship recipients ITT!!

How so?

I also didn't receive an email.


Second wave of Rubensteins hasn't gone out yet. Wisdom is you are out of the running if you get another scholly award. A lot to hope for but you never know!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby pylon » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:11 am

Wow, lots of $75k-$99k in the poll! That's fantastic (for some reason I was under the impression Chicago didn't give much merit aid, but that amount seems quite generous).

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:25 am

qwertyTLS wrote:anyone accepted in the beginning of feb receive $$? feel free to pm


All quiet here, accepted 2/4.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby cc78 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:40 am

Got the scholly email yesterday...$45k. Withdrawing today. Hopefully that money goes to a good cause!




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