So just to post something non-scholarship related, does anyone know whether Iowa honors CCW permits? I know my undergrad school did. Just checkin
Also, a couple questions about housing and computers. The Emerald Court apts. are $665/month no internet included, everything else pretty standard for 2 bedrooms. Is this a pretty good price for a married student.
What is a normal price to pay for a law school laptop? The dell website with the school discount was going to be about $1200-1400
$665 is pretty standard for a 2 bed/1 bath. I know a few people that live in Emerald Court.
If you're going to spend that much on a PC, get a MacBook Air or Pro. They will last you a lot longer and give you less hassle overall.
However, all you need a laptop for in school is word processing, internet, email, and examsoft for finals, which is a stripped down word processing software. It will run just fine on ANY computer that you can buy new. So if you want to save some money, go for it. My roommate uses a netbook he got for like $400. As long as you have sufficient RAM (1gb or more) and enough hard drive space to save everything, you're fine.
I try to remember that sticker at Iowa is like a 50% scholly anywhere else if you're in-state. Couple that with full-tuition for even just the first year and that's pretty cheap for law school.
I was just sayin' that losing a scholarship isn't something you should be too scared of and shouldn't be the reason you turn down an amazing offer
I agree 100% with the job thing
These two comments are spot on. In-state or OOS with RA position is really manageable around $24k. And as halusky said, taking a risk on being the 75% of the first year class that keeps their scholarship is a MUCH better risk than law school is in general.