rcharles wrote: Midnight Rider wrote: Tuski wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:What's up guys? Long time lurker on here. Denver is my top school as I am only looking at good schools in places where I can relocate permanently. Based on cost alone, though, it's looking hard to justify, as I'm going to have to quit my 9-5. What do you think my chances are of getting any scholarships?
Undergrad: 3.whatever from big state school
Masters: Upper 3's while working full time
4+ years of reputable career experience, average softs.
I'd love to see you guys in the fall. Let me know what you think.
You should have a great shot at scholarship. Though a lot might depend on your GPA... 3.2's a lot different than 3.9, for example. But assuming you're in the upper 3.whatevers, I think you'll get offered 22K, based on other people's offers/numbers. Even if you're in the lower 3's, you should still be good for a pretty decent scholly, with a 163.
Undergrad was very low 3s due to vigorous merrymaking and sports. Masters was mid-upper 3's due to me having to pay for it out of pocket! Is the 22k scholly you are seeing aggregate for 3 years or per year? Over three years, that puts it at $7333 which leaves ~$28k/yr in tuition alone. Like I said, DU is far and away my #1 if not for the steep sticker. Probably doesn't make sense if it's going to cost me anywhere close to $70k+ in loans
I don't think your Masters G.P.A. will be much of a factor although the fact that you have a Masters is a good soft. Sports and other extracurricular activities in Undergrad may be taken into consideration as well. That said I think you have a pretty good shot at scholly money with a low 3's and 163. The 22k you keep seeing is per year and you will have to maintain a certain GPA in order to retain it.
+1. As the previous poster said, Masters GPA won't count much for scholarship consideration, because only UGPA is factored into rankings. For the most part, schools award (merit) scholarships based on how much a person will help their rankings.
But yeah, the 22K is per year, with maintenance of a 3.0. (at least, that was the terms for my offer, you can see my profile for stats). I think you have a good shot at the 22K (again, def. the LSAT is good enough, but the GPA might be a little low), but even if you don't get that, I think you'd qualify for their 17K (another amount a lot of people have gotten).