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I had a problem where the cost of attendance at my school was not meeting my needs. They will not let you take out loans through their lenders that exceed the cost of attendance. For anyone that is interested, I have found a private lender that will allow you to receive the money directly and pay it off after graduation like a regular educational loan. Hope this helps other people in similar situations:

http://www.chasestudentloans.com/student-loans/private-education.html

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Financial Aid / How to exceed cost of attendance?
« on: May 13, 2007, 02:41:54 AM »
My plans have hit a minor snag in that, I thought law schools and lenders were happy to let you get in as much debt as you pleased, so they would be able to collect more fees and interest from you in the end. I just recently discovered that there is some kind of federal law which prohibits schools from allowing you to borrow more than the school's stated Cost of Attendance.

Does anyone know of any way to get loans where they pay you directly instead of going through the school, AND also allow you to pay the debt after you graduate like a regular educational loan? I am trying to buy a car on my own without going to my family for money, but that is seeming less and less possible unless some other option opens up.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Emory ASW Case Review w/ Ahdieh
« on: April 06, 2007, 08:15:28 PM »
LOL, nm.

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Yale University (CT)
1 100 4.9 4.8 3.83-3.97 170-176 6.8% 7.3 94.5% 99.6% 94.2%/NY 74%
Harvard University (MA)
2 90 4.8 4.8 3.72-3.95 169-175 12.6% 10.5 96.1% 100.0% 95.3%/NY 74%
Stanford University (CA)
2 90 4.7 4.8 3.77-3.96 167-172 8.7% 8.6 98.1% 98.1% 86.6%/CA 62%
New York University
4 87 4.6 4.6 3.58-3.89 168-172 21.1% 10.7 97.0% 99.3% 93.4%/NY 74%
Columbia University (NY)
5 85 4.6 4.7 3.51-3.82 169-174 14.7% 10.3 99.2% 99.2% 90.6%/NY 74%
University of Chicago
6 80 4.6 4.7 3.51-3.77 169-172 15.9% 9.4 98.5% 98.5% 95.6%/IL 85%
University of Pennsylvania
6 80 4.3 4.5 3.47-3.84 167-171 15.6% 12.1 99.0% 99.0% 95.5%/NY 74%
University of California–Berkeley
8 78 4.4 4.5 3.65-3.89 163-169 11.0% 12.0 97.2% 98.4% 87.0%/CA 62%
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
8 78 4.5 4.6 3.53-3.80 166-170 20.6% 14.5 98.5% 99.7% 96.5%/NY 74%
Duke University (NC)
10 77 4.1 4.4 3.66-3.85 165-169 23.3% 11.9 95.6% 100.0% 94.0%/NY 74%
University of Virginia
10 77 4.4 4.6 3.49-3.82 167-171 25.2% 13.9 96.0% 99.1% 96.5%/NY 74%
Northwestern University (IL)
12 76 4.0 4.4 3.40-3.80 166-172 17.3% 10.6 97.3% 99.6% 94.9%/IL 85%
Cornell University (NY)
13 74 4.1 4.4 3.50-3.80 166-168 22.6% 10.0 94.8% 98.1% 94.3%/NY 74%
Georgetown University (DC)
14 72 4.1 4.3 3.47-3.82 167-171 21.5% 14.5 95.5% 98.3% 92.5%/NY 74%
University of California–Los Angeles
15 71 4.0 4.0 3.44-3.80 162-169 18.9% 12.5 96.8% 99.7% 87.8%/CA 62%
University of Southern California (Gould)
16 69 3.7 3.7 3.47-3.75 165-167 19.1% 13.1 94.5% 98.2% 81.3%/CA 62%
Vanderbilt University (TN)
16 69 3.7 4.3 3.49-3.88 164-167 25.3% 15.0 89.3% 99.0% 88.1%/TN 80%
University of Texas–Austin
18 68 4.0 4.3 3.33-3.80 162-168 21.7% 14.0 93.2% 95.4% 89.6%/TX 80%
Washington University in St. Louis
19 64 3.5 3.8 3.20-3.70 162-167 28.1% 11.5 87.4% 99.2% 90.6%/MO 89%
Boston University
20 63 3.4 3.6 3.52-3.83 163-166 26.2% 12.2 94.0% 99.1% 93.7%/MA 83%
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
20 63 3.5 3.8 3.25-3.74 163-167 24.1% 11.1 94.6% 98.6% 98.8%/MN 89%
Emory University (GA)
22 62 3.4 3.9 3.30-3.69 162-166 29.0% 12.5 88.4% 98.7% 95.9%/GA 85%
George Washington University (DC)
22 62 3.4 3.8 3.45-3.81 163-166 22.8% 15.2 93.4% 98.3% 87.5%/NY 74%
University of Iowa
24 61 3.4 3.7 3.40-3.83 158-163 33.3% 12.8 82.9% 98.6% 91.4%/IA 85%
Fordham University (NY)
25 60 3.2 3.6 3.41-3.74 163-167 24.0% 14.9 85.8% 98.6% 87.0%/NY 74%
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
25 60 3.4 3.7 3.15-3.71 160-167 23.0% 12.8 69.7% 96.4% 90.2%/IL 85%
Washington and Lee University (VA)
25 60 3.4 3.8 3.28-3.73 162-167 31.4% 9.8 83.1% 88.2% 93.3%/VA 74%
Boston College
28 59 3.3 3.7 3.41-3.76 162-166 19.4% 14.0 72.7% 98.4% 90.3%/MA 83%
University of Notre Dame (IN)
28 59 3.3 3.8 3.28-3.69 164-167 24.4% 13.7 78.8% 94.8% 92.7%/IL 85%
University of Washington
28 59 3.1 3.5 3.50-3.84 159-166 21.1% 10.8 90.1% 99.4% 84.3%/WA 75%
College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) (VA)
31 58 3.2 3.7 3.33-3.84 162-166 24.1% 15.5 83.7% 95.2% 88.5%/VA 74%
Ohio State University (Moritz)
31 58 3.3 3.6 3.36-3.79 158-163 28.5% 14.1 76.9% 98.9% 89.7%/OH 80%
University of Wisconsin–Madison
31 58 3.5 3.7 3.23-3.72 156-163 25.8% 12.9 73.6% 97.7% 100.0%/WI 77%
George Mason University (VA)
34 56 2.7 3.4 3.10-3.78 160-166 20.0% 16.1 96.5% 99.6% 77.1%/VA 74%
University of California–Davis
34 56 3.4 3.6 3.35-3.73 160-164 28.1% 13.9 78.7% 93.3% 72.2%/CA 62%
Indiana University–Bloomington
36 55 3.2 3.5 3.24-3.78 157-164 38.9% 12.3 86.1% 93.9% 88.2%/IN 83%
University of Alabama
36 55 2.8 3.3 3.29-3.83 159-165 32.0% 11.3 84.8% 98.4% 97.3%/AL 80%
University of California (Hastings)
36 55 3.2 3.8 3.41-3.74 159-164 26.8% 18.9 71.8% 96.3% 84.1%/CA 62%
University of Colorado–Boulder
36 55 3.0 3.2 3.37-3.75 159-165 26.3% 13.7 84.5% 99.5% 89.4%/CO 76%
University of Georgia
36 55 3.0 3.2 3.39-3.85 156-164 22.6% 15.7 83.0% 98.2% 91.4%/GA 85%
University of Maryland
36 55 2.9 3.1 3.40-3.77 160-165 16.5% 11.8 80.7% 98.3% 79.9%/MD 74%
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
36 55 3.5 4.0 3.39-3.77 158-164 15.2% 20.1 63.8% 90.2% 83.4%/NC 71%
Wake Forest University (NC)
36 55 3.0 3.6 3.19-3.71 161-165 30.0% 10.5 74.3% 95.9% 92.6%/NC 71%
Brigham Young University (Clark) (UT)
44 54 2.8 3.3 3.40-3.80 161-166 28.4% 20.9 82.0% 98.0% 93.2%/UT 90%
University of Arizona (Rogers)
44 54 3.1 3.1 3.27-3.77 158-164 26.6% 12.1 72.4% 95.6% 81.9%/AZ 71%
Southern Methodist University (TX)
46 53 2.6 3.3 3.33-3.83 158-164 22.0% 14.4 N/A 97.8% 87.6%/TX 80%
American University (Washington) (DC)
47 52 2.9 3.3 3.15-3.60 158-163 24.7% 14.0 83.4% 97.8% 80.3%/MD 74%
Tulane University (LA)
47 52 3.0 3.4 3.35-3.70 159-163 33.5% 15.3 78.3% 95.8% 81.0%/LA 70%
University of Connecticut
47 52 2.9 3.0 3.27-3.66 159-163 15.1% 11.5 71.4% 96.7% 90.1%/CT 81%
University of Florida (Levin)
47 52 3.1 3.5 3.42-3.83 155-161 41.2% 17.6 74.2% 96.9% 82.6%/FL 72%

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Oh yea...im going to this one too  ;D. Who else? 

I have been told that the admitted student days schools arrange are not really representative of the school because its just them putting on their best face. Which makes sense, but I suppose im as interested in the prospective student body as I am the school. So, im definitely going. Flight and hotel, booked and ready 2 go. How about it LSD?

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Where should I go next fall? / WUSTL in Atlanta?
« on: March 10, 2007, 01:16:17 AM »
How does it place? Would it be better to go to Emory if I know I want to work in Atlanta, even though WUSTL is offering 60K?

Assuming Emory no money, what should I do if I know I want Atlanta?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Emory Admitted Students Weekend 2007
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:41:51 AM »
No one has started a thread about it yet, so I figured I would. Who's going? I think i'm definitely headed down for ASW. I hear good things and bad things about ATL, but I guess nothing can suffice for visiting and seeing for myself.

Anyone know what kind of events they have planned and what time they start? My admissions letter did'nt have any information about ASW except for the date.

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I have no idea about which schools give you money to come visit them. I have heard rumors about people getting travel money for things like Admitted Students Weekend, but I am not sure which schools do this.

Could some of you kind souls peek into my LSN and tell me which schools I applied to will pay for me to visit them? Right off the bat, I know Miami is NOT giving me travel money. Thats 1 down, 23 more to go  :D

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Law School Applications / Emory Personal Statement?!? Advice please
« on: January 25, 2007, 01:14:20 AM »
This is the prompt for Emory:

Emory Law School requires the submission of a Personal Statement. The statement should describe any unusual aspects of our background that might provide an element of diversity in the law school. You should also describe any skills or traits that you have had an opportunity to develop to an unusual level.Discuss as well any significant activities or work experience that might enrich your law study.


Question: This is a diversity statement right? I have'nt seen any other top schools that ask for a diversity statement as a requirement. I have a PS that is pretty strong, but I know if I write a DS it will pale in comparisson. What to do?

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Law School Applications / Loyola, Loyola Chicago, and Loyola New Orleans
« on: January 22, 2007, 03:29:17 AM »
Are these schools affiliated with each other? If so, do they share admissions data with each other? I already applied to Loyola Chicago, and I want to apply to Loyola in LA, but i would'nt want to hurt my chances at either (i.e. Some retarded form of yield protection). Anyone know about this?

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