maximus34998 wrote:John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:Right now I'm looking at similar scholarships from Emory and BU. I've noticed that Emory reports a COA much higher than BU. 197,136 compared to 171,702. Granted, tuition at Emory is ~2k more... but there is some other funny business going on. Can anyone from Atlanta or Boston comment on these figures?
Emory reports $17,748 ($1,972 per month) in Living Expenses.
BU reports $11,808 Room and Board + $2,990 Personal Expenses = $14,798
I don't completely get Emory's COA...I am from the area, and yes, there are expensive places to live in Atlanta. But looking at the apartment complexes that seem to be where most of the law students live, if you're willing to live with a roommate, rent should be no more than $600/month. And even that is pushing it, IMO. I don't see where that $1972 a month is going to go, but the good thing is that the $17k should make living over the summer very easy. I think it's roughly $1475 a month when factored over 12 months instead of 9. That should still lead to pretty comfortable living in Atlanta.
They do it so you can take out more in GradPlus loans. You won't pay $2600 in books and you can't even get parking pass 1L year but that is allotted so you can take out more money just in case.