WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby h4bs » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:21 pm

citykitty wrote:Seriously, this is tough. My only top 20 acceptances are wustl with 84k or UVA at sticker. In the end probably 140k debt vs 240k. Either way it's scary as hell.


TLS says total cost of attendance to WUSTL is $63,707. x3 thats $191,121. -84k thats 107k. Still a lot of money, but 33k less than you thought :)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Kabuo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:23 pm

2014 wrote:Any thoughts on what my odds are of negotiating scholarships slash how much do you think I could realistically hope to end up with?

I'm at 84k right now and it's a good offer but I really feel like I need to bring the cost lower to justify passing up on a t14.

Numbers in profile, made the mistake of not applying to peer schools to leverage (though to be fair no one in the 15-22 range is as generous as WUSTL in the first place)


On another note I think I'll be at the Feb ASW :D


Similar #s and did the exact same thing last year. Ended up locked out of the T14, and didn't apply to any peers to use in negotiation. They saw right through my lame attempt to negotiate with no other offers. I don't even remember how I phrased it, but I know it was the best I could come up with and lousy.

@ citykitty. I'm on the 84k scholly, and I have no idea how you're reaching 140k debt. If tuition doesn't go up, mine will be ~106k, and I have my loans maxed.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cylon_clone » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:44 pm

2014 wrote:Any thoughts on what my odds are of negotiating scholarships slash how much do you think I could realistically hope to end up with?

I'm at 84k right now and it's a good offer but I really feel like I need to bring the cost lower to justify passing up on a t14.

Numbers in profile, made the mistake of not applying to peer schools to leverage (though to be fair no one in the 15-22 range is as generous as WUSTL in the first place)


On another note I think I'll be at the Feb ASW :D


The way WUSTL seems to be throwing scholly money around, I'd say your chances are good at negotiation - especially with your LSAT and t14 acceptance(s). Realistically, most of the people who get the 6-figure scholarship money also have t14 acceptances. Some will pass up WUSTL for those higher-ranked schools. Thus, there will be more money freed up for bribing students to come there (I mean that in the nicest way possible).

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby punkyg0608 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:38 am

6thbackstreetboy wrote:I'm about 99% sure I'm going to take 129,000@WUSTL over 45,000@Michigan. 0 debt vs. 100k in debt sounds amazing. I don't want big law, and I'm ok living anywhere. Plus my wife can easily transfer to St. Louis, but not to Ann Arbor.

Is anyone else taking WUSTL over T14? We should start a club...


I'm in the exact same situation right now. PM me if you want to discuss.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby notedgarfigaro » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:08 pm

Kabuo wrote:@ citykitty. I'm on the 84k scholly, and I have no idea how you're reaching 140k debt. If tuition doesn't go up, mine will be ~106k, and I have my loans maxed.


Plus the estimated cost of living is very, very generous. I took out the max this year, but next year I'll definitely be cutting out at least 3k/semester or more depending on my work situation this summer.

Tuition will go up though, so do factor that into your calculations.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby imadude » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:14 pm

punkyg0608 wrote:
6thbackstreetboy wrote:I'm about 99% sure I'm going to take 129,000@WUSTL over 45,000@Michigan. 0 debt vs. 100k in debt sounds amazing. I don't want big law, and I'm ok living anywhere. Plus my wife can easily transfer to St. Louis, but not to Ann Arbor.

Is anyone else taking WUSTL over T14? We should start a club...


I'm in the exact same situation right now. PM me if you want to discuss.


I'm in the same situation as well.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby justonemoregame » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:35 pm

I'm in at WUSTL with 120K, leaning heavily in favor of this over UVA at sticker (assuming). I don't need to be slapped in the face, right?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:40 pm

justonemoregame wrote:I'm in at WUSTL with 120K, leaning heavily in favor of this over UVA at sticker (assuming). I don't need to be slapped in the face, right?

Not as long as you know what you're getting into (LinkRemoved) and are comfortable with that. Not implying anything by that whatsoever, fwiw. I think there are people for whom taking a large scholly over t14 at sticker makes sense, and lots that shouldn't

eta: forgot that LST linking doesn't work from TLS. Just google Law School Transparency, go to their data clearinghouse, and look up WUSTL if you haven't.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby citykitty » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:13 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
citykitty wrote:Seriously, this is tough. My only top 20 acceptances are wustl with 84k or UVA at sticker. In the end probably 140k debt vs 240k. Either way it's scary as hell.



240 in debt?! why so high

I am a single mom. Will be taking out loans for daycare expenses too.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby punkyg0608 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:12 pm

Ok so my scholarship email says the award "will be applied toward your tuition as long as you maintain your residency at Washington University School of Law". Residency? Does that mean I have to live at Wash U? I'm not saying this would be a problem, but I'd like to know exactly what the terms are...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:30 pm

punkyg0608 wrote:Ok so my scholarship email says the award "will be applied toward your tuition as long as you maintain your residency at Washington University School of Law". Residency? Does that mean I have to live at Wash U? I'm not saying this would be a problem, but I'd like to know exactly what the terms are...

I think that just means they wont pay your tuition if you transfer. That's how I read it, at least.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby butchcassidy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:51 am

Anybody know anything about how competitive the Transnational Law Program is?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdphill » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:22 am

tmon wrote:
punkyg0608 wrote:Ok so my scholarship email says the award "will be applied toward your tuition as long as you maintain your residency at Washington University School of Law". Residency? Does that mean I have to live at Wash U? I'm not saying this would be a problem, but I'd like to know exactly what the terms are...

I think that just means they wont pay your tuition if you transfer. That's how I read it, at least.


It means that if s/he is doing a dual degree program, your scholarship will not be applied to the semesters when you're technically enrolled in the other school/division.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 2014 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:52 am

So are those of you going to the February ASW flying/driving in that morning or staying in St. Louis/on the way the night before?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby buckythebadger » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:56 am

2014 wrote:So are those of you going to the February ASW flying/driving in that morning or staying in St. Louis/on the way the night before?


Ill be getting there thursday night and then staying until saturday morning.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:07 am

Yeah, too far away for me to drive in on Friday, considering it's going to be over 5 hours away.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Englander742 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 am

Does anyone have a link to the Feb. ASW schedule? I want to make some transportation plans and am curious about what all we'll be doing while we're there.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby imadude » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:33 am

Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby T00L » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:04 pm

imadude wrote:Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?


If you create it, I will join. That decision is going to stress the shit out of me.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Unagi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:07 pm

T00L wrote:
imadude wrote:Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?


If you create it, I will join. That decision is going to stress the shit out of me.


I'll join too.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby imadude » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:09 pm

Unagi wrote:
T00L wrote:
imadude wrote:Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?


If you create it, I will join. That decision is going to stress the shit out of me.


I'll join too.


Should it be in the choosing a law school forum?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jerichosm » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:24 pm

imadude wrote:Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?


God damn that would be a nice problem to have! lol

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby T00L » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:27 pm

imadude wrote:
Unagi wrote:
T00L wrote:
imadude wrote:Should those of us considering taking the big money at WUSTL over sticker at T-14 start our own thread or discuss it here in this thread?


If you create it, I will join. That decision is going to stress the shit out of me.


I'll join too.


Should it be in the choosing a law school forum?


yessir

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