bernaldiaz wrote:AntipodeanPhil wrote:For Boston big law you should take the debt at H. You'll get H. I agree with others here that full-rides are unpredictable, but you'll at least get big money (over a half scholarship) at a lower t14 school.
How wealthy are your parents? You might qualify for need-based aid. YHS are more generous in that regard than people often think.
Pretty wealthy. I really don't think I'll get anything. With that being said though, I think IF I get Harvard and show them that the reason I'm not getting this need based is because of our financial situation, they might come in and maybe give me 10-15k a year. I also will have about 40 grand savings by the time I graduate undergrad. With all that being taken into account, and maybe a SA position, I think I could get out with 100k or so in debt.
What am I doing wrong that I don't have $40 grand saved up?