Big Day

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NewUser
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Big Day

Postby NewUser » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm

I have stalked this board for a few months but have not posted before. I sent in my applications to most of the Top 14 excluding Yale and Stanford around the beginning of December.

Anyway, I hadn't heard from anyone until today. At around 1 PM I got a call from UVA that I was accepted with a full scholarship. Around 2 hours later, I got my JR2 (without mention of any scholarship).

What should I do? I am currently an undergraduate graduating this May. My permanent residence is a few minutes away from Harvard in the Boston area, so I could commute. Is there any way that I could get Harvard to help me out a little bit financially?

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5ky
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Re: Big Day

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:44 pm

NewUser wrote:I have stalked this board for a few months but have not posted before. I sent in my applications to most of the Top 14 excluding Yale and Stanford around the beginning of December.

Anyway, I hadn't heard from anyone until today. At around 1 PM I got a call from UVA that I was accepted with a full scholarship. Around 2 hours later, I got my JR2 (without mention of any scholarship).

What should I do? I am currently an undergraduate graduating this May. My permanent residence is a few minutes away from Harvard in the Boston area, so I could commute. Is there any way that I could get Harvard to help me out a little bit financially?



Better email Harvard and ask if you're being considered for one of their full-ride tuition scholarships. It's the only way to find out for sure.

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Shaggier1
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Re: Big Day

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:51 pm

Wow, that is a big day. Congrats man.

What kind of law do you want to practice? and where?

Hard to offer advice without such info.

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Re: Big Day

Postby NewUser » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:56 pm

Thank you. I am an Electrical and Computer engineering student at UVA right now. I want to go into intellectual property and patent law. If you have any other questions like when I went complete and stuff feel free to ask.

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Shaggier1
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Re: Big Day

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Do you like UVA? How debt-averse are you? Where do you want to work?

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Re: Big Day

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:01 pm

HLS caps their loans at $32,700/year, so if you can't pay more than that according to FAFSA, the rest is need-based grants. You should really look into this before committing to either school. I'd personally take out $98k in loans at Harvard over a full ride at UVA.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... aging.html

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Re: Big Day

Postby LSlobbyist » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:04 pm

5ky wrote:
NewUser wrote:I have stalked this board for a few months but have not posted before. I sent in my applications to most of the Top 14 excluding Yale and Stanford around the beginning of December.

Anyway, I hadn't heard from anyone until today. At around 1 PM I got a call from UVA that I was accepted with a full scholarship. Around 2 hours later, I got my JR2 (without mention of any scholarship).

What should I do? I am currently an undergraduate graduating this May. My permanent residence is a few minutes away from Harvard in the Boston area, so I could commute. Is there any way that I could get Harvard to help me out a little bit financially?



Better email Harvard and ask if you're being considered for one of their full-ride tuition scholarships. It's the only way to find out for sure.


From what I've read, Harvard (along with Stanford, for that matter) does not offer full-ride merit scholarships, so you'll have to talk to them about need-based aid.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/index.html

I face a similar decision, and I'll be interested to see what you do. In the meantime, congratulations! It's a fantastic dilemma (if you can really call it that) to have.

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Re: Big Day

Postby NewUser » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:08 pm

I absolutely love UVA but I am from Boston and would prefer to live there over Charlottesville, seeing as I've been in Charlottesville for almost 4 year now.

I don't care too much about where I practice law; I am willing to travel wherever I need to go for a good education/career.

I guess I'm as debt-averse as anyone else? I don't really have much debt out of my undergraduate degree, but I am on my own to pay for law school. If I lived in Boston I would not have to pay room and board. I don't have a huge amount of money saved up because I am still an undergraduate.

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kittenmittons
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Re: Big Day

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:09 pm

Harvard

hth

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Re: Big Day

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:21 pm

A 172 makes me doubt Harvard will give you any merit money, unless you're a URM.

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Re: Big Day

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:55 pm

Jockin Jay-Z wrote:A 172 makes me doubt Harvard will give you any merit money, unless you're a URM.


Harvard doesn't give merit money, I was joking.

OP, take Harvard. I want your UVA spot/some of the $.




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