« on: March 14, 2007, 01:35:16 PM »
I'm in a huge bind.
I absolutely fell in love with WashU when I visited last week. However, of my 3 remaining options, it is by far the most expensive. I haven't heard anthing about scholarship money from them, nor do I expect to hear about anything huge.
The other options I'm weighing are Tennessee with a full ride and W&L with $9k/year.
I've gotten especially skiddish of debt lately...I just don't like the idea of taking out loans in the 6 figures and not living in what I used the money to buy. But I'm a realist, and I know my opportunities will be much greater if I go to WashU or W&L.
As far as my goals, I'm pretty open-minded about what I'll do after law school. I would hate to HAVE to do biglaw just to pay off my loans if I go to WashU or W&L. So, I might have more options (in a roundabout way) by going with the money.
I know this is long and rambling, but I'm just trying to get more advice about this thing. Everyone around me (family, friends) think I'm crazy for even thinking about anywhere else after getting a full tuition offer.