atomice46 wrote:So I was accepted to Loyola and Pepperdine but at full price. 3.67 with 160 here... has anybody thats been accepted received any grant/ scholarship, perhaps after negotiating? To be honest, Im not interested in going if its gonna be full price given the various stipualtions of the loans (high interest, accrues and compounds immediately, etc..). I make a decent living, the salary and lifestyle improvement isnt worth paying upwards of 200-500k in the foreseeable future (depending how fast i pay the loan down). Thoughts?
I would be singing an entirely different tune if I got anywhere near what some of you did in terms of scholly. Congrats to those of you who did, you guys really earned it.
For those curious, I applied in Jan right when the scores got released and I heard back mid feb.
Honestly, if you are happy with where you are at in life, why take out so much debt to go to a school in a not-so-great legal market? I think you should try to negotiate, but only if you really want to go to law school. I'm not undermining your will to attend law school or your numbers (hell, yours is MUCH better than mine and I envy you for getting into Loyola and Pepp), but if you are really satisfied with where you're at, and if the schools wont give out $$, maybe you should save your money and not bother with the crazy debt.
Of course, this is coming from someone who has no credibility as a financial adviser or whatever, so please take this as a grain of salt