dgb87 wrote:I have the same dilemma as Clem...
Cardozo Full Ride- No strings attached (guaranteed all 3 years) plus stipend vs. 15k scholarship for Fordham.
When would you all suggest negotiating with Fordham for more money? Should I wait or go ahead and do it before they give out all of their scholarship resources?
Cardozo and Fordham aren't very different if you are interested in NYC.... I would go with the full ride - imagine graduating debt free!
$15k from Fordham is a very nice scholarship. I've occasionally seen $20k, but that seems to be the max for merit. Still, it couldn't hurt to ask.
I disagree that Fordham and Cardozo are the same for NYC, but a guaranteed full ride from Cardozo would have been tempting. TCR depends on your goals. If you are PI bound this could make sense. If you want to work for a firm, though, you really should go to Fordham, unless you have T14 acceptances. You really ought to visit both schools, and talk to students. I'm friends with a Cardozo 1L who likes her school, though nobody really feels about their school the way I feel about Fordham, with the possible exception of Observationalist and his long abiding love for Vandy.
Also, Nygrrrl is right. She needs to hurry up and get in!