I've been in since April 6, but I am wondering how long till they let me know my financial package? My EFC is 0, and I was wondering what loans, etc I could be offered. They just sent me a letter saying I was accepted but nothing else. Does that mean I'd be facing out of state sticker price? Yikes.
Or do they mail you with follow up info after?
For what it's worth, at the ASW they said that the financial aid package would be out in a couple weeks. Which means it will be out after the seat deposit deadline. Their max need-based grant is $1,000. That is not a typo. So if you are super poor and haven't received merit aid, you'll essentially have to pay the full amount minus $1,000 per year.
I loved the campus, but I no way think it is wise for anyone to pay sticker to attend. A $150,000 bet on a 50% employment rate where the median salary is $55,000 is not worth it IMO. You're better off taking a year off and re-taking the LSAT or just finding a different job. Just my opinion.
I agree with it not being a "wise" decision to attend CU without scholarship (or rich parents..). However, the employment rate isn't that bad, although I do think your median salary is right on. It was 57% at graduation last year, with 31% "not looking." It was then 82.5% at nine months, with 10% not looking. This year it has been published at 88%, no idea how many aren't looking for work.
But yeah, going in 150k debt to start off at 55k is not wise, and I can concur that the average student here is working for government or a small,five-eight lawyer gig, where the starting salaries are between 50k-60k. I do work for a small firm now and at least at this firm the salary advancement is pretty good: I think the youngest associate is three years out and she makes around 90k. Problem is she is getting married/wanting to buy a house-- the salaries go up but the debt doesn't necessarily go down. Turns out life after law school is expensive as well.