George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:25 pm

Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:31 pm

marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....

I've read the only way to get out of an early decision commitment is to put off going to law school for a year. Some schools say they share the info of students accepted ED to other schools. Schools don't negotiate with ED applicants because they have to attend.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby LawBuckeye12 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:16 pm

Just got my scholarship info in the mail. My question is: Does anyone know how possible it is to qualify for in-state tuition after a year? And if you do become a resident after one year would Mason reduce my scholarship?

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby raeofsunshine » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:21 pm

I'm very impressed with George Mason so far, spoke with Dean Butler this weekend and he was extremely helpful and personable!

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby charles117 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:54 pm

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby monotonemr » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:14 pm

raeofsunshine wrote:I'm very impressed with George Mason so far, spoke with Dean Butler this weekend and he was extremely helpful and personable!


Yeah I spoke with him a while ago and felt the same way. Not sure how I feel about Mason and their offer but they have been very helpful so far.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:33 pm

LawBuckeye12 wrote:Just got my scholarship info in the mail. My question is: Does anyone know how possible it is to qualify for in-state tuition after a year? And if you do become a resident after one year would Mason reduce my scholarship?


http://www.law.gmu.edu/financing/tuition

Here's the link. The answer is basically no.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:39 pm

marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:11 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.


Thanks! Since I got a full scholarship elsewhere GMU did a scholarship reconsideration and gave me more, bringing up to approximately 3/4 of my tuition.
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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:11 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.


Thanks! Since I got a full scholarship elsewhere GMU did a scholarship reconsideration and gave me more, bringing it up to approximately 3/4 of my tuition.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Anyone going to the open house on Saturday? If so, have you gotten any sort of schedule for it? The only thing I've gotten so far is that there's a mock lecture beginning at 10. Would be nice to be able to plan the rest of my day...

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby LawBuckeye12 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:40 pm

marniemadden wrote:Anyone going to the open house on Saturday? If so, have you gotten any sort of schedule for it? The only thing I've gotten so far is that there's a mock lecture beginning at 10. Would be nice to be able to plan the rest of my day...

Yes. There is a schedule on the accepted students website. It's not super detailed.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby redsox20981 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:55 pm

marniemadden wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.


Thanks! Since I got a full scholarship elsewhere GMU did a scholarship reconsideration and gave me more, bringing it up to approximately 3/4 of my tuition.


How did you go about initiating the scholarship reconsideration, and how did the whole process work?

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby LawBuckeye12 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:36 pm

redsox20981 wrote:
marniemadden wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.


Thanks! Since I got a full scholarship elsewhere GMU did a scholarship reconsideration and gave me more, bringing it up to approximately 3/4 of my tuition.


How did you go about initiating the scholarship reconsideration, and how did the whole process work?

Try emailing the person who signed your original scholarship letter. They will send you a form that you have to fill out and attach other offers.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby charles117 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:17 pm

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:23 pm

Has anyone done the call with Dean Butler? Just wanted to know if you found it useful.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:41 am

redsox20981 wrote:
marniemadden wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
marniemadden wrote:Was only offered half of tuition from GMU. Was offered a full scholarship somewhere else. Anyone have any success in getting more than they were originally offered? Also, I applied early decision-- anyone know anything about getting out of the early decision agreement? I'd love to go to GMU so I hope they give me more money, but it's hard to pass up a full scholarship....


Ouch. Sorry to say that it was poor poor choice applying ED to GMU (or any school) if you were looking to negotiate money. Applying ED most likely gives you significantly les money. Seeing that you got half tuition by applying ED, I'm sure you would've gotten a lot more if you had applied RD.

Only way out of a ED contract is to not go to law school in 2017.


Thanks! Since I got a full scholarship elsewhere GMU did a scholarship reconsideration and gave me more, bringing it up to approximately 3/4 of my tuition.


How did you go about initiating the scholarship reconsideration, and how did the whole process work?


I spoke with Tiffany Williams and explained the situation. She sent me a reconsideration form, in which I put in the tuition for the other school I got a scholarship to, how much it was for, how much the overall cost of attendance would be, etc., then emailed it to her, along with my scholarship letter from the other school.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby aaron1621 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:42 am

Is it too late to apply?

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:43 am

amta wrote:anyone know if mason offers travel stipends.


Super late response but yes, they do, for open houses at least, up to $500

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby marniemadden » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am

Anyone have any idea how to submit the seat deposit? Do we just mail it in or can we make it online?

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby UMD121 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:29 am

Anyone have their phone convo with the Dean? Have mine today and was trying to see how formal/involved it was.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby Charlie802 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:30 pm

UMD121 wrote:Anyone have their phone convo with the Dean? Have mine today and was trying to see how formal/involved it was.


It was pretty informal. He made a comment on my application and asked what my goals were, etc. Gave a little background on the school. Did have an interesting moment when he asked where else I was considering and got a little negative and pushy about my decision. Overall was a fine chat. Don't worry about it too much.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby onecallthats all » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:35 pm

Waitlisted today with a 161/3.58.

Beyond shocked. I am beginning to wonder if there was some glaring, blatant error I missed in my application.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby monotonemr » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:30 pm

Charlie802 wrote:
UMD121 wrote:Anyone have their phone convo with the Dean? Have mine today and was trying to see how formal/involved it was.


It was pretty informal. He made a comment on my application and asked what my goals were, etc. Gave a little background on the school. Did have an interesting moment when he asked where else I was considering and got a little negative and pushy about my decision. Overall was a fine chat. Don't worry about it too much.


Basically the same for me as well. It was mostly him trying to sell Mason to me.

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Re: George Mason Scalia Law c/o 2020

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:12 pm

monotonemr wrote:
Charlie802 wrote:
UMD121 wrote:Anyone have their phone convo with the Dean? Have mine today and was trying to see how formal/involved it was.


It was pretty informal. He made a comment on my application and asked what my goals were, etc. Gave a little background on the school. Did have an interesting moment when he asked where else I was considering and got a little negative and pushy about my decision. Overall was a fine chat. Don't worry about it too much.


Basically the same for me as well. It was mostly him trying to sell Mason to me.

Same for me. He was very nice.
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