johnstuartmill wrote:I'm also looking to negotiate money from UChicago. I was very upset to learn last week that, although I have basically no money, and although my parents wouldn't be able to chip in more than a few thousand dollars a year even IF they were supporting me (which they aren't), I'm getting NO need-based aid. This will essentially preclude me from going to law school at UChicago, because I don't plan to go into private practice, which is the only way I'd be able to pay off my loans easily.
Unfortunately, I don't have a very strong bargaining position with UChicago, because I applied ED and my GPA is low. I only applied ED, though, because of the prospect of need-based aid that the school advertised. I've since come to the conclusion, through my experience and the experience of other applicants in similar situations, that need-based aid does not actually exist at UChicago Law. It seems, then, that I could credibly threaten to publicize the school's apparent duplicity, in addition to threatening to withdraw my application so that I can apply to other schools next year (I like my odds at NYU and Columbia), which would hurt their yield.
What do you guys think?
I feel ya brother
I too applied ED and got whole lot of nothing in terms of aid.
It seems we (those of us who applied ED) were doomed from the start. According to LSN no one who applied ED got any money. I was never expecting more than 5k/year, but the fact I got nothing irks me a little. I thought for sure I would get something given that I have two dependents, zero assets, and unemployed parents; however, I certainly wasn’t depending on getting money. I am still stoked about attending Chicago, and I have no regrets about applying ED.
I would probably feel different if I were the guy with the 171/3.83.
I guess the lesson here is that ED truly does equal paying sticker.