warmcherrysoda wrote: bloomsday wrote:
warmcherrysoda wrote:Also waiting on Y&S. And trying to convince myself I'm not crazy to turn down the Hamilton.
Why are you turning down the Hamilton?
To go to Harvard, of course.
But really, my reasons are that I will likely receive significant grant aid, so it's not sticker at H, and I am 100% set on pursuing public interest, and will take advantage of LRAP, further reducing the difference in cost. More subjectively, H has been my dream for years. I'm not very debt adverse, and I don't mind never having much money.
As a current 3L who also got substantial grant aid, and was devoted to PI from the start, I implore you to start reading up on the specific details of LIPP (Harvard's LRAP) now
. I'm not trying to dissuade you - not at all - but the truth is that LIPP is not as "sunshine and roses" as they try to make it seem like it is. Just be sure you make an informed opinion.
Also FWIW I was also admitted to SLS (didn't apply to YLS so can't speak to that), and their program wasn't any better and arguably was worse, but I cannot speak to the administration of it. A lot of LIPP's problems come from poor administration of the program (there is a huge disconnect between the financial office and the LIPP people, so much so that wrong tax forms get sent out and checks go missing).