For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

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For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby jkpolk » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:48 pm

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby NYCbound35 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:58 pm

Depends on where you go.

High end - NYC $2500/month
Low end - Ithaca $1200/month

Median probably wont get you anything paid for 1L summer, but probably for 2L. Expect to take out COL loans.

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby eaper » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:59 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:Depends on where you go.

High end - NYC $2500/month
Low end - Ithaca $1200/month

Median probably wont get you anything paid for 1L summer, but probably for 2L. Expect to take out COL loans.


His profile says he got into UVA, so I assume that's it. I have no idea about CoL at UVA, though.

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby rubyrose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:30 am

this may sound very naive so apologies in advance...

what do the fin. aid packages look like from law schools? are they similar to undergrad? how will my son know how much to request in loans? will the school provide all the necessary info?

thanks in advance for any info provided. this is for my son

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby eaper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:58 am

rubyrose wrote:this may sound very naive so apologies in advance...

what do the fin. aid packages look like from law schools? are they similar to undergrad? how will my son know how much to request in loans? will the school provide all the necessary info?

thanks in advance for any info provided. this is for my son


Haha completely random thread, but ok. It varies depending on the school. Some schools give you scholarships with (or within a few weeks of) acceptance letters. Some schools don't give anything out until they have your fasfa. So it really depends. Some schools will send loan info with scholarship info.

Total estimated costs will be on the website, and many schools will send packets including this.

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby rubyrose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:25 am

thanks :D

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby eaper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:37 pm

rubyrose wrote:thanks :D


No problem. Sorry it's not very concise... it's just that many schools do things differently.

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:49 pm

rubyrose wrote:this may sound very naive so apologies in advance...

what do the fin. aid packages look like from law schools? are they similar to undergrad? how will my son know how much to request in loans? will the school provide all the necessary info?

thanks in advance for any info provided. this is for my son
Um, shouldn't your son be researching this himself, now that he's applying to Big Boy School?

Also, a protip from the dean of admissions at Northwestern: Do NOT call the school on your son's behalf or write him a letter of recommendation.

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:20 pm

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Re: For Budgeting, What is a reasonable estimate?

Postby rubyrose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:55 pm

eaper thanks again. it's appreciated. I'm just trying to get as much info as possible to see if I can help him out financially. I always think it's best to get as much info as possible to make the most informed decision. Thanks again




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