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Jsa725
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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:40 pm

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby superbloom » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:57 pm

Just got the scholarship info after emailing about it Friday. 21k/year. Almost a half scholarship. No stips.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:59 pm

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby tooswolle » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:07 pm

I think they just offered me 5K a year. Either they are trolling me or they just don't want me to attend. I read this and was like wtf?

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby JK910 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:55 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
superbloom wrote:Just got the scholarship info after emailing about it Friday. 21k/year. Almost a half scholarship. No stips.

congrats! can you negotiate with case?


Their website lists full scholarships and partials in value between 5k(i-think) and 26k. Doesn't seem to be much negotiating room. The 26k just isn't going to do it for me. Value isn't there.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby tooswolle » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:45 pm

JK910 wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:
superbloom wrote:Just got the scholarship info after emailing about it Friday. 21k/year. Almost a half scholarship. No stips.

congrats! can you negotiate with case?


Their website lists full scholarships and partials in value between 5k(i-think) and 26k. Doesn't seem to be much negotiating room. The 26k just isn't going to do it for me. Value isn't there.


Word! I'm actually surprised they offered me a measly 5K I immediately withdrew. Kind of insulting to be honest.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:09 am

There are scholarships in excess of 26k that are not full (Dean's) scholarships. If you're wondering why you got more/less than expected, Case's goal in terms of playing the number is to move the LSAT median back to 160+. If you split in favor of LSAT, I wouldn't be surprised if you got more than someone with a really good GPA but median LSAT. This has been the case in the past as well, and if you look at a number of schools ranked in the lower T1, the chief factor separating them from CWRU is a combination of overall selectivity and LSAT median/25th. So, FYI, that's why things may be playing out the way they are. But because most applicants don't report on TLS or LSN, it's hard to tell.

I think the fact the scholarships are now guaranteed may have decreased the per year amounts somewhat. I think that might end up working against them; I think many applicants assume they won't lose their scholarships, or would rather take a chance and then drop out than accept a somewhat smaller but guaranteed scholarship. It was a popular decision among existing students (obviously) but I wonder if it will really work out for them.

There are also a handful of targeted scholarships designed to attract people with particular interests, but I think all that amounts to is whatever your numbers merit + X, where X is the amount necessary to bring the scholarship up to the desired numbers. Those are usually 30/35k, or at least they have been in the past 2 cycles, and I see a couple on LSN, so they must still exist.

Isn't this fun? I hate law school admissions.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby neeko » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:31 am

23k a year for me. Something to think about.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby OhioU26 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 am

how much longer do you we (people who have not heard back) will have to wait? Been in stage 2-2 for 3 months now...

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby LAFish » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:51 am

$10,000/year...no thanks.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby abelincolnfan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Got accepted 2/29 via phone call and then email. Got scholarship info 3/19 via email.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby USMCMatt » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:25 pm

In with 15,000/yr....

Don't think that's going to cut it.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby puremorning » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Got my scholly offer a bit ago, $15k/year. It made me happy, though their tuition is probably the highest out of any of the schools I'm considering. I'll have to call them and ask about their LRAP to see whether it's worth it.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby apeopleshistory » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:20 pm

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:23 pm

Are some people hearing back today?

I've been 2 of 2 forever. I just want to know.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby goldenflash19 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Really grateful for an email with a 33k per year scholly. Definitely worth consideration :)

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby apeopleshistory » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:51 pm

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby checkster » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:51 pm

lawgeekgrl wrote:Are some people hearing back today?

I've been 2 of 2 forever. I just want to know.


Same...really not considering Case anymore, this did not leave time for a visit...

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby goldenflash19 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:55 pm

apeopleshistory wrote:
goldenflash19 wrote:Really grateful for an email with a 33k per year scholly. Definitely worth consideration :)

Very nice! Congrats!


Thanks man! Same to you!!

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby cbreukelman » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:38 pm

Canadian here
In with 23k Law-Medicine scholarship. Barring surprises, looks like Case might be my place

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Ersatz Haderach
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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ersatz Haderach » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:24 pm

Good, this school needs more Canadians. :)

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby tolson1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:30 pm

Ersatz Haderach wrote:Good, this school needs more Canadians. :)


Lets hope they throw a lot of scholly money their way! (Canadian here, :))

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:42 am

22k a year scholarship with no stips. Yay? On Case's website they claim an estimated COL of roughly 17k a year. Anybody who is familiar with Cleveland COL, does this seem like a reasonable estimation? I would think between 10k-13k is more likely given that you can find really great deals for cheap apartments and house rentals.

P.S., I e-mailed the admissions office (which handles scholarship decisions apparently) and they responded to me in e-mail with my scholarship info. Maybe worth a shot for some of you anxiously awaiting a response.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby goldenflash19 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:04 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:22k a year scholarship with no stips. Yay? On Case's website they claim an estimated COL of roughly 17k a year. Anybody who is familiar with Cleveland COL, does this seem like a reasonable estimation? I would think between 10k-13k is more likely given that you can find really great deals for cheap apartments and house rentals.

P.S., I e-mailed the admissions office (which handles scholarship decisions apparently) and they responded to me in e-mail with my scholarship info. Maybe worth a shot for some of you anxiously awaiting a response.


17k seems really high for Cleveland (especially when its estimated for 9 months). Apartments within a reasonable distance to the school can be found for $500-700, and CLE COL is relatively low compared to other cities. I'd say $15k for 12 months is a high estimate.

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Re: Case Western 2015

Postby OhioRider22 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:33 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:22k a year scholarship with no stips. Yay? On Case's website they claim an estimated COL of roughly 17k a year. Anybody who is familiar with Cleveland COL, does this seem like a reasonable estimation? I would think between 10k-13k is more likely given that you can find really great deals for cheap apartments and house rentals.

P.S., I e-mailed the admissions office (which handles scholarship decisions apparently) and they responded to me in e-mail with my scholarship info. Maybe worth a shot for some of you anxiously awaiting a response.


That's way high. I currently live in downtown Cleveland, while completing my Bachelor's, and I can live on $10,000 during the school year. This doesn't leave a ton of room for frivolous spending, but it can definitely be done. I live by myself as well. I do, however, work during the breaks.




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