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Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:16 am
by romothesavior
Cornell gives a stipend for those who are in financial need. It looks like they consider two factors: distance from the school and financial constraint. No idea what the average amount would be, I just got that info from the admitted students site.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:19 am
by Kretzy
Thanks y'all, I updated at the top!

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:28 am
by Rock of Love
Texas offered some admits $200 for travel expenses (I believe it was for admits who were also offered sizable scholarships).
Berkeley definitely offered more than $300 of out of state last year...I think my ticket was around 400 or 450 and they covered the whole thing. I'm going to go with $400.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:19 am
by lawyering
Kretzy wrote:Duke: Provides up to $250 travel reimbursement for all admitted students.


Kretzy, can you tell me where Duke informed you of this $250 travel reimbursement? I can't find it anywhere on the admitted students website or in the packet. Considering interviewing for their scholarship program, but might choose to travel only if my flight is covered. Thanks!!

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:21 am
by mhd08
Not sure how much, but I've seen admitted students post on here that Lewis & Clark awards travel stipends.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:35 am
by Kretzy
lawyering wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Duke: Provides up to $250 travel reimbursement for all admitted students.


Kretzy, can you tell me where Duke informed you of this $250 travel reimbursement? I can't find it anywhere on the admitted students website or in the packet. Considering interviewing for their scholarship program, but might choose to travel only if my flight is covered. Thanks!!


It was from last year, but in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=57575. Not positive about this year, but I'm going to keep this number until I get information otherwise.

Hope that helps!

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:21 am
by FromRussiaWithLove
Cardozo will pay you. The amount varies depending on how far away you are. I believe to get the full reimbursement you have to be outside of 300 miles away. For half reimbursement, 150..

I am not certain on the numbers because I did this a year ago, but they definitely help out. All you do is fill out a form. You can request it by emailing the admissions office.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:37 am
by RMstratosphere
Thank you for posting all this info, really appreciate it.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:08 am
by jm19
Penn, available to all admits and amount dependent on distance up to $200. The email asks students to use discretion and only request the travel stipend if we really need it, as they don't require any documentation of financial need.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:17 am
by MC Southstar
Travel Reimbursement Policy
For those admitted students to whom visiting the Law School will prove an uncommonly demanding financial burden, we offer one-time travel reimbursements for airfare, train (regular Amtrak, not Acela), bus, or gas/mileage. We do not cover accommodations, tolls, or parking costs.

Our policy: we will reimburse up to $100 for those students travelling within the Northeast region; and up to $200 for those travelling from farther distances. Approved checks will be mailed by the University approximately four weeks after receipt of all required documents. Thus, please save your boarding pass/ticket and receipt, and ask for the official Admissions Office Reimbursement Forms before you return home.

We recommend careful planning to secure less expensive options, including online sites like Kayak and Southwest Airlines, and bus services like Bolt Bus and Megabus; if applicable, we also encourage sharing travel expenses as per the reimbursement policies of other law schools visited in the same trip. Finally, students in unique situations should contact us to evaluate other options.


Penn's full description of their policy.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:34 am
by Burberry by Burberry
Tagging for later.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:38 am
by kinch
Any idea about NYU? NJTransit is only $18 to NYC, so it's not a huge deal either way, but I'd obviously rather not pay...

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:37 pm
by Kretzy
kinch wrote:Any idea about NYU? NJTransit is only $18 to NYC, so it's not a huge deal either way, but I'd obviously rather not pay...


Unless you are a finalist for one of the named scholarships, I can't find any reimbursement policy from NYU (or Columbia, for that matter).

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:44 pm
by OneKnight
Anyone know whether Boston University offers anything? I'd obviously prefer to take the train from NYC but it would be nice to at least get the bus fare reimbursed.

EDIT: I've only received the phone call and my packet's on the way, so my apologies if the information is included in the packet...

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:17 pm
by ankit
I'm pretty sure Michigan offers Darrow recipients a travel subsidy of up to $500. Don't know if this policy has changed though.

Did anyone notice that the Michigan and NYU ASWs for 2010 will clash as of now(both are scheduled for 25-26 March)? This sucks, cos I was really hoping to go check out both schools.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:20 pm
by thalassocrat
ankit wrote:I'm pretty sure Michigan offers Darrow recipients a travel subsidy of up to $500. Don't know if this policy has changed though.

Did anyone notice that the Michigan and NYU ASWs for 2010 will clash as of now(both are scheduled for 25-26 March)? This sucks, cos I was really hoping to go check out both schools.


There's an earlier one for Mich, 11-13 March.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:12 am
by jay115
thalassocrat wrote:
ankit wrote:I'm pretty sure Michigan offers Darrow recipients a travel subsidy of up to $500. Don't know if this policy has changed though.

Did anyone notice that the Michigan and NYU ASWs for 2010 will clash as of now(both are scheduled for 25-26 March)? This sucks, cos I was really hoping to go check out both schools.


There's an earlier one for Mich, 11-13 March.


Does anyone know if schools will pay you if you're ED secured to a school? I'd probably go to UCLA's ASD either way, but I'd like it if they gave me money. From what I've heard it's first come first serve to all admittances, but I'm not sure...

Haha, my friend who has already gotten into HLS (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) wants to apply to UCLA just so they will reimburse ASD costs and he can chill out on the LA beach for a bit. He's such a tool.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:28 am
by JOThompson
Kretzy wrote:I spoke with Nick Wallace at Minnesota Law today. He told me they would be helping pay for me to visit, but I don't know if this means all applicants will get it or just scholarship recipients. I'll hold off on updating UMN until I get my envelope.

Did you receive your envelope yet? Mine said up to $300 would be covered and it didn't seem contingent on enrollment.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:49 am
by alex06
Great idea OP!

I can confirm the fact that Michigan pays for travel for Darrow recipients. I have a friend who did that last year. Not sure of the amount, but it was pretty sizable so $500 sounds right.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:53 am
by flcath
eskimo wrote:-UIUC will give a 250 deduction off your 1st deposit to "reimburse" you for your travel expenses.

I'm surprised this isn't more common. Seems like a win-win for the school...

Alabama not only provides reimbursement, they actually book the airfare and hotel for you ahead of time.
Notre Dame offers a $300 travel stipend to all admitted students (for any visit date, ASW or not), but you do have to submit a perfunctory application beforehand.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:37 pm
by Kretzy
JOThompson wrote:
Kretzy wrote:I spoke with Nick Wallace at Minnesota Law today. He told me they would be helping pay for me to visit, but I don't know if this means all applicants will get it or just scholarship recipients. I'll hold off on updating UMN until I get my envelope.

Did you receive your envelope yet? Mine said up to $300 would be covered and it didn't seem contingent on enrollment.


I didn't get the packet yet; lost in transit. I also withdrew, so I don't know if I'll ever get it.

From my phone chat with UMN, it seemed like they would pay for me to visit regardless of enrolling. Tempting to check it out, but seems sort of wrong.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:26 pm
by lz06
Bumping this thread. Anyone have any idea about NYU?

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:11 pm
by wired
flcath wrote:
eskimo wrote:-UIUC will give a 250 deduction off your 1st deposit to "reimburse" you for your travel expenses.

I'm surprised this isn't more common. Seems like a win-win for the school...

Alabama not only provides reimbursement, they actually book the airfare and hotel for you ahead of time.
Notre Dame offers a $300 travel stipend to all admitted students (for any visit date, ASW or not), but you do have to submit a perfunctory application beforehand.


Yeah, I am pretty sure Alabama has some former, shady football recruiters working in their law office now... they do a really good job of courting admitees.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:15 pm
by webbylu87
definitely tagging this for later.

Re: Schools that Pay for you to visit during ASW

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:05 pm
by TheWire
webbylu87 wrote:definitely tagging this for later.


+1