creader wrote:The only thing about in state at UGA is it seems like they are pretty weak on giving scholarships. I mean with my numbers, I got a 24k a year deal at Alabama, which is pretty equivalent in most aspects. Makes it hard to pay full sticker at UGA when it would only be ~8k a year at Alabama, even though I would prefer to go to UGA.
Yeah, tuition out of state at Bama is around $27,000, so your scholarship would have you paying under $3,000 the first year for tuition. If the scholarship does not depend on your residency, you can claim residency in Alabama and begin paying in state tuition after that. You would be getting paid around $9,000 your second and third years. TLS says
that it is possible to earn residency in Alabama after your first year. Also, I had a friend from high school (from GA) who was able to declare his residency in Alabama at 19 even as a dependent of his parents (still in GA). He had to get an Alabama driver's license, and he also had a part-time job, but I do not know if this was a requirement.
UGA Law is still more attractive to me than Bama Law, and although this is based mostly on me being born and raised in GA and attending UGA for undergrad, the proximity to Atlanta and the alumni network located there are two major advantages that should not be overlooked.