"even my maid"? Come on either be a jerk or be a snob, don't be both.
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This website will tell you how much you'll have to pay each month and for how many years on your potential student loans.
It will also tell you how much you'll need to make per year to be able to comfortably pay it off.
For example, if I take Washington & Lee's tuition, multiply it by 3, then take their esetimated room/board/books/fees/etc... and multiply that by 3, then subtract my savings and a presumed $17,000 from a summer externship, I will owe $1,014 per month for 10 years. I will have paid $27,181 in interest, and will need to make $121,726 per year to comfortably pay it off.
This is scary.
I'd need $147,000/year to pay off going to Vanderbilt comfortably, even scarier.
AllisonAzee- Relax, you're in a great spot to be in! Didn't you get into GW though? If I was in the enviable spot of choosing between those 3 schools, I'd go with GW in a heartbeat
Normally, I would say that American is the clear choice. However, after seeing these statistics, I'm not so sure:
Employed after 9 mos: NE - 95.7 Amer - 86.2
Median starting salary, public interest: NE - $42k. Amer - $42.5k.
Average indebtedness at graduation: NE - $77,680. Amer - $89, 584
It seems that despite the school's ranking, the co-op program does give a signicant advantage to NE students in getting a job. If you're set on public interest work (which the OP isn't, but someone else considering these 2 schools might be), the difference in PI salaries seems negligible. Considering the COL btw the schools, tuition, and debt, American may not necessarily be a huge cost-advantage vs. potential earnings for every student either.
AllisonAzee- the students at NE are much more liberal/radical than American.
I can't remember about NE, but American is most certainly not 37% female - check USNEWS, it is the other way around, man!
Reading the other posts...it seems like the tactful way is to email the law school admissions office to let them know you are considering other offers? Thanks for the input...I'm also waiting on the fin aid letter from UC Hastings...but I really would like to stay in soCal Does institution prestige matter as much in the public interest field? The reason I want to stay south other than great weather, closer to family, etc. is the many APIA-interest organizations in the LA area at least...
also you should write to loyola before they offer anything and let them know what your deal is. you got into hastings? hastings has the strongest rep of all those schools, as i am sure you know, but because they are state probably wont offer much money. i think they have a very modest limit, actually.
i have never been to usd, but i have been to loyola. it is a school i am considering, too, but it does lack a collegiate feel, which i would miss. but still the little campus feels never spacious. totally like loyola law high school.