Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

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SLS_Student
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Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby SLS_Student » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:45 pm

If you want to come here, you've been warned. The financial aid office will be sure you graduate with the maximum debt, unless you decide to start law school at the age of 30.

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Re: Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby legends159 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:54 pm

From my experience, their financial aid is better than every other school's except maybe YLS (don't know what theirs are - didn't get in). Definitely higher than HLS's.

You might get more money at lower ranked schools but that's not based on financial aid (of which most other law schools give nothing) but rather on merit scholarships.

So to say that SLS's financial aid is a joke is to say that in general law school financial aid is a joke, which is pretty much true.

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Re: Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby Mauve.Dino » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:54 pm

Cool story...bro? :?:

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Re: Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby ThinkNegative » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:46 pm

SLS_Student wrote:If you want to come here, you've been warned. The financial aid office will be sure you graduate with the maximum debt, unless you decide to start law school at the age of 30.


Troll is trolling.

legends159 wrote:From my experience, their financial aid is better than every other school's except maybe YLS (don't know what theirs are - didn't get in). Definitely higher than HLS's.

You might get more money at lower ranked schools but that's not based on financial aid (of which most other law schools give nothing) but rather on merit scholarships..


I cosign all of that. I left off the last bit bc while I agree that financial aid at law school is generally just a system of rankings-oriented bribery, SLS was an exception for me at least. Keep in mind that Faye Deal is the dean of admissions AND of financial aid. When you go to talk to her about financial issues you'll be talking to someone who personally made an affirmative decision on your admission after learning all about your background and interests. Much better experience and outcome than talking to the bean-counters I encountered at other schools.

Of course that doesn't mean everyone gets what he wants out of it.

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Re: Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby 06102016 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:29 pm

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Re: Stanford's Financial "Aid" Is a Joke

Postby patogordo » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:33 pm

slackademic wrote:Why the hell did you bump this post from months ago?

instead of giving financial aid stanford pays people to go on tls and defend stanford's financial aid




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