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Law1177

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Defer at CLS for $60k

Post by Law1177 » Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:58 am

I am an enrolled student planning on entering Columbia this fall. However, I have been given the option to defer for a year in exchange for an additional $60k in aid. Is this worth delaying my career for another year? I feel like I am ready to move on, and would have to figure out what to do for the next year, but lowering my debt by $60k would indeed be very nice.

What should I do?

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Re: Defer at CLS for $60k

Post by talons2250 » Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:05 pm

I would take the deferment only if I was already in a job I liked in a location I liked where I could just seamlessly continue in that job for another year before starting law school. But I'm less debt averse than other people on TLS.

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Re: Defer at CLS for $60k

Post by Dcc617 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:04 am

Take the free money

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Re: Defer at CLS for $60k

Post by ksm6969 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:00 am

One other consideration would be that many people are expecting 2023 to be a bloodbath in terms of hiring . Of course these things are crazy hard to predict though

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Re: Defer at CLS for $60k

Post by Law1177 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:52 pm

Thanks everyone so far!

Another thing I also want to note is that deferring would be binding, and I would have to withdraw from the HLS waitlist.

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