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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BC Admitted Student Weekend
« on: March 02, 2008, 05:28:10 PM »
when do we get more info about this?

although i'm looking at my calendar and realizing it is a month away...

but i'm antsy to know the order of the day!

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if you're serious about public interest law, BC has public service scholarships.  deadline's passed, but you can see if ou can still apply. 
http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/admission/finaid/scholloans.html#publicservicescholarship

i actually called the fin aid office and was like...PLEASE LET ME APPLY. sadly, they said no, but it was my own stupidity that led me to miss the deadline.

bamf - thanks for the advice. i think i will do as such. would it be worth it to mention my future public interest plans as part of my concerns, or will they think i'm full of old shoes?

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Have you filled out fafsa and need access (if BC wants that)?

Indeed, I have completed both of them.

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Yikes. I'm still really unsure about what to do. You guys have been really helpful, but any further guidance is definitely appreciated.

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so i should wait to hear about need-based grants, and in the event that i want to be considered for scholarship money, i should proceed then?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: BC Admitted Student Weekend
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:08:51 PM »
i'm going, but i'm staying with a friend who goes to bu ug...and possibly trying to sneak her in to the fun events :)

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Is the scholarship thread you're referring to the more recent one listed under the Reviews, Rankings, and Visits forum? I think I know which one you're talking about, but I wanted  to make sure. If not, I can just run the search.

So, what if I get into a similarly ranked school with money? Then can I leverage? Quite frankly, I don't care if I get merit money or grants or whatever, all I want is some money (I'd take a small sum for sure) that I don't have to pay back to make this more feasible. If I do decide do ask, when is an appropriate time? I don't want to jump the gun, but I also don't want to wait until money runs out and eff myself over. Also, is it appropriate to do this by email or is it better by letter? Should I mention my future public interest plans and the fact that I'm paying for law school by myself to make it more convincing?

Sigh. So many questions!

We're not talking about need money, so there really aren't any other options.



I'm confused, and a total dorky noob...do law schools never ever give out financial aid grants? Is it all loans? Sorry, I'm just not sure what this statement means...could be because I'm knee-deep in a paper that's due in two hours...are you simply saying that I shouldn't or can't request consideration for need-based aid? Or that it's not yet appropriate? Gosh I am dumb.

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Is the scholarship thread you're referring to the more recent one listed under the Reviews, Rankings, and Visits forum? I think I know which one you're talking about, but I wanted  to make sure. If not, I can just run the search.

So, what if I get into a similarly ranked school with money? Then can I leverage? Quite frankly, I don't care if I get merit money or grants or whatever, all I want is some money (I'd take a small sum for sure) that I don't have to pay back to make this more feasible. If I do decide do ask, when is an appropriate time? I don't want to jump the gun, but I also don't want to wait until money runs out and eff myself over. Also, is it appropriate to do this by email or is it better by letter? Should I mention my future public interest plans and the fact that I'm paying for law school by myself to make it more convincing?

Sigh. So many questions!

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So as I go on my wild BC tear across the LSD boards, I figured I'd pose a couple of questions re: scholarship money.

My numbers are good, but nothing to write home about. I've been offered scholarships at both Tulane and Northeastern (Tulane a lot, Northeastern not so much). BC is clearly my first choice at this point, and I'm really excited about going there, but I haven't heard from them about money yet.

My first question is, how long did those of you who got scholarships wait after your acceptance to hear about them? I'm also curious about numbers, but I wouldn't ask you to post them unless you feel comfortable. How generous is BC with financial aid?

Second part of the question is, I'm wondering if it's rude to ask for money if I'm not sure if I'm going to get it. I feel like I don't have that much leverage given that my scholarships are from lower-ranked schools, so barring any money from one of the other schools I'm waiting on, I don't know what my bargaining power is, if any. I'd love to let BC know that they are my first choice, and I could absolutely commit to them they threw me a financial bone (anything would help). Is this appropriate to do? I don't want to seem sleazy or ungrateful. When should I do it? Has anyone else done this?

Ayy...I'm dancing around in my chair to American Idol and avoiding a paper. Indulge me.

I would suggest not leveraging another school against BC. It is bad form I think, especially given that BC is way better than Tulane and Northeastern, I don't think they would appreciate the idea of having to compete against those schools for you. BC doesn't give out much money anyways, but I think you lower your chances to absolute zero if you try to challenge them with much-lower-ranked schools. Just my two cents.

no that's totally cool, that's the kind of feedback i need...do you think it's even worthwhile to ask? my other issue is that i'm really interested in public interest after law school, so tons and tons of debt is a tough thing for me to face.

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Where should I go next fall? / BC...money..it's what I want.... doo doo doo
« on: February 26, 2008, 08:53:43 PM »
So as I go on my wild BC tear across the LSD boards, I figured I'd pose a couple of questions re: scholarship money.

My numbers are good, but nothing to write home about. I've been offered scholarships at both Tulane and Northeastern (Tulane a lot, Northeastern not so much). BC is clearly my first choice at this point, and I'm really excited about going there, but I haven't heard from them about money yet.

My first question is, how long did those of you who got scholarships wait after your acceptance to hear about them? I'm also curious about numbers, but I wouldn't ask you to post them unless you feel comfortable. How generous is BC with financial aid?

Second part of the question is, I'm wondering if it's rude to ask for money if I'm not sure if I'm going to get it. I feel like I don't have that much leverage given that my scholarships are from lower-ranked schools, so barring any money from one of the other schools I'm waiting on, I don't know what my bargaining power is, if any. I'd love to let BC know that they are my first choice, and I could absolutely commit to them they threw me a financial bone (anything would help). Is this appropriate to do? I don't want to seem sleazy or ungrateful. When should I do it? Has anyone else done this?

Ayy...I'm dancing around in my chair to American Idol and avoiding a paper. Indulge me.

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