WhiteGuy5 wrote: fingerscrossedxx wrote: WhiteGuy5 wrote:
haha yeeeeea, well that might be a problem then haha 3.9x, lsat low 160's, URM. haha here's hoping luck is on my side again!
And you turned down Columbia...? Wow, the balls on this (guy) - correction girl.
jk, but good luck bro!
I KNOW! It was a crazy hard decision to make, but the reality of it is that I can't afford to go without a bigger scholly. Thats why this girl is thinking I might not be so lucky this time around. But hopefully they see something in my application that really makes them want me.
Oh sorry =).
But...WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. Graduating with decent grades from Columbia would have gotten you a 160k biglaw job to pay that loan back. There are only a few schools worth sticker, and a good case could be made for Columbia. But honestly, with your numbers, you were given a great opportunity and to not take it is TLS blasphemy. =)
Haha, I should probably clarify. I would GLADLY have taken Columbia at Sticker, but as an international student I'm not eligible for federal loans, and all the private ones require a US-cosigner, (and I don't know anybody in the US to co-sign for me) so I couldn't take out a loan even if I wanted to! So it's not a matter of "I didn't want to go into debt" It was, I really CAN'T afford this.
Haha, it was funny, I remember calling in and talking to the FinAid office and asking what other int students do in my position, and she was just like, um, I'm not sure, some borrow the money from friends or family. I was like, hmmm, I don't have any friends willing to lend me 100k :/