How did you pay?

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How did you finance your law school education?

Paid sticker with my own savings
6
3%
Parents paid stick for me
8
4%
Paid sticker with some loans
29
16%
Partial scholarship + savings
9
5%
Partial scholarship + parents
12
7%
Partial scholarship + loans
71
39%
Full-ride + savings for living expenses
7
4%
Full-ride + parents for living expenses
8
4%
Full-ride + loans for living expenses
22
12%
Full-ride + stipend
8
4%
 
Total votes: 180

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Nova
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby Nova » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:27 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:Full tuition scholarship with a small stipend. Living expanses will be covered by my wife and our savings will cover anything left over. I'll graduate debt free from a T20.

Nice 8)

arklaw13
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:38 pm

Nova wrote:
Dylanlj13 wrote:Full tuition scholarship with a small stipend. Living expanses will be covered by my wife and our savings will cover anything left over. I'll graduate debt free from a T20.

Nice 8)


It's a hard life, but someone has to do it :D

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Taco
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby Taco » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:32 am

Can't vote, because GI Bill / YRP isn't an option

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ScottRiqui
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:54 am

Taco wrote:Can't vote, because GI Bill / YRP isn't an option


If you're going to a state school or a private school that participates in YRP, then one of the "full ride" options is probably appropriate, depending on how you're going to pay for COL.

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jordan15
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby jordan15 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:03 am

Schools really give full stipends? Is this common at a lot of schools for very special applicants or is it just one school that gives a decent amount?

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Anastasia Dee Dualla
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:36 am

Full Scholarship + Cashed in Stocks + Loans for Living Expenses.

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ScottRiqui
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:49 am

jordan15 wrote:Schools really give full stipends? Is this common at a lot of schools for very special applicants or is it just one school that gives a decent amount?


I think some of the "full ride + stipend" voters are people using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, possibly in conjunction with the Yellow Ribbon Program. That will cover 100% of tuition and fees, and the GI Bill includes a housing allowance that could be considered a stipend.

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Amity
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby Amity » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:42 am

I used my GPA/LSAT to receive a sizeable scholarship, forgoing the T14 for a highly ranked T1. In the end my SA income covered 50% of my debt, loans covered the other 50%.

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Lacepiece23
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby Lacepiece23 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Amity wrote:I used my GPA/LSAT to receive a sizeable scholarship, forgoing the T14 for a highly ranked T1. In the end my SA income covered 50% of my debt, loans covered the other 50%.


You won bro.

dreamofNYC
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby dreamofNYC » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:01 pm

I plan to keep my day job while going to school in the evening. Anyone planning the same combination? Thanks.

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iamgeorgebush
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Re: How did you pay?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:37 pm

There needs to be other options! What about combinations of scholarship, savings, loans, and parents?




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