Is it normal for law students to get parental $$ support?

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Is it normal for law students to get parental $$ support?

Postby lawlapalooza » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:25 pm

I've been lurking for a little bit and I often see people saying things like "well my parents are paying my COL so that doesn't matter." Or even that their parents are paying for their entire law school cost of attendance.

I can't help but be incredibly jealous. My parents paid for my undergrad education and I am really grateful and appreciative of that.

My parents are also of the belief that by the time grad school rolls around, it should be up to the student to pay for his/her education, not the parents. So they're not helping me at all with law school costs.

I just wonder how common it is for people to get helped out by their parents like this.

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Postby angrybird » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:27 pm

i won't apologize for my father's success

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Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:29 pm

lawlapalooza wrote:I've been lurking for a little bit and I often see people saying things like "well my parents are paying my COL so that doesn't matter." Or even that their parents are paying for their entire law school cost of attendance.

I can't help but be incredibly jealous. My parents paid for my undergrad education and I am really grateful and appreciative of that.

My parents are also of the belief that by the time grad school rolls around, it should be up to the student to pay for his/her education, not the parents. So they're not helping me at all with law school costs.

I just wonder how common it is for people to get helped out by their parents like this.


It's not very common, but there are some people whose parents are paying a lot of their costs. What is more common is someone who still has daddies credit card or something like that.

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Postby Geaux12 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:31 pm

My parents see it as an investment. Nursing homes are expensive.

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Postby flcath » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:37 pm

It seems to be incredibly common at ND; can't speak for other places.


angrybird wrote:i won't apologize for my father's success

-Mitt Romney

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Postby bne » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:05 pm

I cannot say how lucky I am - my parents said they'll take care of law school if I get in. They're actually ok with paying sticker if I get into a higher ranked school, although it'd be nice to get some scholarship money. They want all of us kids to not have any debt after school so that we can start saving for downpayments on homes. My goal is to be able to do the same with my kids.

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Postby StrictlyBusiness » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Geaux12 wrote:My parents see it as an investment. Nursing homes are expensive.

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Postby rayiner » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
lawlapalooza wrote:I've been lurking for a little bit and I often see people saying things like "well my parents are paying my COL so that doesn't matter." Or even that their parents are paying for their entire law school cost of attendance.

I can't help but be incredibly jealous. My parents paid for my undergrad education and I am really grateful and appreciative of that.

My parents are also of the belief that by the time grad school rolls around, it should be up to the student to pay for his/her education, not the parents. So they're not helping me at all with law school costs.

I just wonder how common it is for people to get helped out by their parents like this.


It's not very common, but there are some people whose parents are paying a lot of their costs. What is more common is someone who still has daddies credit card or something like that.


I worked before school and am paying all of my official costs, but I do have to admit that I sometimes need a bailout from the Bank of Dad. :lol:

Loans don't necessarily do a great job of covering the gaps, e.g. the part of May rent you inevitably need to pay between when school gets out and when your sublessee shows up for the summer.

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Postby charliep » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:32 pm

i think most people, like myself, are going it alone. solidarity and boot straps and all that stuff

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Postby Always Credited » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:39 pm

rayiner wrote:bailout from the Bank of Dad.


:D

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Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:40 pm

When I asked my dad to borrow $500 he just sent me a grayhound ticket to North Dakota. "Go West Young Man."

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Postby vpintz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:53 pm

My parents will be paying for some/most of my COL. The rest is on me.

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Postby KevinP » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:01 pm

charliep wrote:i think most people, like myself, are going it alone. solidarity and boot straps and all that stuff

+1

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Postby lsdream » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:06 pm

My parents are helping. Between the scholly and parents assistance, I should finish law school with no debt. I am very fortunate.

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Postby FlanAl » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:14 pm

I really couldn't tell you about a lot of my classmates. Its really hard to tell and no one really talks about it. Everyone talks about debt as though we'll all have it, but some people seem a lot less strapped than myself (I'm going it alone, except for food and housing over winter breaks :D ).

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Postby Blindmelon » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:19 pm

flcath wrote:It seems to be incredibly common at ND; can't speak for other places.


angrybird wrote:i won't apologize for my father's success

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CLASS WARFARE!!!!!

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Postby minnbills » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:24 pm

I'm getting a little help from my parents. They paid my deposit and will probably help me out with groceries and some misc costs.

My mom paid for my undergraduate education so I consider myself lucky and spoiled already, though.

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Postby vpintz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:25 pm

minnbills wrote:I'm getting a little help from my parents. They paid my deposit and will probably help me out with groceries and some misc costs.

Aaaall of this.

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Postby flcath » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:26 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
flcath wrote:It seems to be incredibly common at ND; can't speak for other places.


angrybird wrote:i won't apologize for my father's success

-Mitt Romney


CLASS WARFARE!!!!!

Hey, if they (ominous tone on "they") can coast through on Affirmative Action and minority scholarships . . .

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Postby franklyscarlet » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 pm

My parents are helping out with the little things- furniture when I get there, part of my rent, moving costs. I didn't ask them to and would never have expected it. I think what irks me are the people more than willing to waste their parents money on sticker at a bad school over spending their own time retaking, or the people who act as if monetary help from their parents is a god given right. I'm enormously grateful to my parents for helping out, but if at any point their finances prohibit their help, I wouldn't expect it to continue. At this point in life, it's a gift, not an expectation.

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Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:When I asked my dad to borrow $500 he just sent me a grayhound ticket to North Dakota. "Go West Young Man."

Please tell me you inherited your dad's facial hair.




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Postby sunynp » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:44 pm

My Dad died but he left me money for my education, so I guess he is paying for almost all of it.

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Postby angrybird » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:45 pm

sunynp wrote:My Dad died but he left me money for my education, so I guess he is paying for almost all of it.

one might even say he paid the ultimate price

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Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:45 pm

angrybird wrote:
sunynp wrote:My Dad died but he left me money for my education, so I guess he is paying for almost all of it.

one might even say he paid the ultimate price

Nevar 4get

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Postby dooood » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:47 pm

KevinP wrote:
charliep wrote:i think most people, like myself, are going it alone. solidarity and boot straps and all that stuff

+1

Except that going it alone is the opposite of solidarity. OP, why don't you make a poll w/ different gradations?




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