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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Indiana-Bloomington '10
« on: April 27, 2007, 05:37:43 PM »
I am pretty sure he's retiring... according to the IU Law website.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Indiana-Bloomington '10
« on: April 27, 2007, 03:04:32 PM »
Also, has anyone else heard about Professor Dworkin retiring?  I don't know much about him, but from what I've read, he was one of the best professors at IU.  I was looking forward to taking some of his classes.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Indiana-Bloomington '10
« on: April 27, 2007, 02:51:18 PM »
Yeah, I did factor a 6 percent increase per year into my cost predictions when comparing schools.  But, I looked at the old LSAC ABA-Approved law school data catalogs to make sure that I wasn't being ridiculous.  From what I can tell, there are significant annual increases.  If you can find them in a library around you, check one of them out from 3 or 4 years ago.  It's crazy how much difference there really is.  That said, it's not anywhere near 10 percent.  I'd say 5 percent or so isn't a bad prediction.  Like a previous poster, I believe that the more substantial increase will be felt by in-state students as opposed to out-of-state.  They'd still be competitive with other out of state law schools at 20,000 per year, so why not increase it?  Other state T1's are pretty high and have decreased the separation between in-state and out-of-state rates in the past few years. JMO.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Indiana-Bloomington '10
« on: April 27, 2007, 02:10:13 PM »
I agree about the tuition hikes.  When I was reading about the 6-10 percent increase, I kept thinking about what the cost would be about 10 years out.  I don't think there's any way that that kind of rate would be sustainable for a very long time.  Hopefully we'll see somewhere around 5... that's what I'm thinking, but that's just speculation. 

10 percent tuition increase per year is just nuts.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SCREWED by WCL Fin Aid
« on: April 11, 2007, 03:39:47 PM »
Determining the ability of your parents to pay makes good sense... thus the types of cars question.  It should be taken into account for schools that want to give out need-based funding, but it should not preclude the granting of federal loans.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SCREWED by WCL Fin Aid
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:27:26 PM »
If he got Stafford, then he shouldn't be complaining.  They should, however, make GradPlus available if they have not.  Those should not be reliant on parental income.

Very few people get Perkins loans or grants... so if that's what he's looking for, he has no argument.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SCREWED by WCL Fin Aid
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:03:10 PM »
No, I think he has a legitimate gripe... It's not about scholarship funding vs. private loans, it's about stafford and gradplus vs. private loans.

WCL denied him government loans, which I would be pissed about also.  Parents' income should only be taken into account on the needaccess form if it's very low which would mean your parents COULD NOT assist in the cost of law school.  The way they are doing it, even if your parents CHOOSE NOT to assist, you still get penalized.  The difference is important because pell grants are not awarded to law school students.  If the government were awarding pell grants, then I would see why parents' income would matter and why it should be accounted for, but not for grad school. 

If you're taking out loans, obviously your parents aren't paying for it... why limit access to stafford and gradplus based on parents' income... it makes no sense at all.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SCREWED by WCL Fin Aid
« on: April 11, 2007, 11:34:56 AM »
If you are/will be a graduate student you are NOT required or advised to include your parents' income information on your FAFSA.  If you did this, you should correct it ASAP and send your recomputed EFC to the LS's in which you applied.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Out of state at Alabama
« on: April 09, 2007, 04:25:02 PM »

Do you mind if I ask you your numbers? Were you just admitted normally or admitted after a deferral?  You can PM me if you'd rather not discuss it in the thread.

As for the school, I found everyone to be very nice on my visit.  Like TheBoss, I believe the out of state vs. in state separation issue to be primarily an undergraduate one.  Plus, there are always going to be other out of staters there with you, so you shouldn't have a problem finding a niche.  All of the people/schools in the South are pretty hospitable... unless you go to UGA! Boo!

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: IU-B ASW
« on: April 04, 2007, 05:27:28 PM »
Yes! Apartments insight.  I need all of this I can get...

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