nedzilla wrote:I have been impressed with the amount of in depth explanations Brooklyn has given regarding tuition and merit scholarship. Very nice to see that tuition is guaranteed fixed for all three years to ensure the integrity of the scholarship. I am also very intrigued by the "Loan Repayment Assistance Program," which claims that if merit scholarship is maintained for all three years, and if employment is sought but failed to be secured within 9 months after graduation, Brooklyn "will reimburse you for the full amount of your tuition payments, plus any accumulated interest on loans you have borrowed to cover tuition."
I plan on going to the Financial Aid 101 seminar and will inquire further about what "sought" employment actually includes, in terms of the types of jobs, and the narcissist in me initially questions why they have such a policy in the first place. However, I am still very impressed with such a progressive stance on law school tuition. Is this common for other schools?
Beware the fine print....I'm not sure how they define "sought" and if you get a job as a legal assistant, for instance, (paying about 40k) you won't get reimbursed so....that's that.
I, unfortunately, couldn't disagree with you more about their "explanations" on tuition, fees, and lack of financial support. If you think of it as them selling you a mortgage, or a giving you a job offer, and are unwilling and unable to negotiate or consider concerns of the buyer (the accepted student) for every student....it shows how disconnected the administration is from the world outside their bubble.