Quote from: Clayton on March 30, 2008, 06:28:37 PMMy biggest fear about attending Willamette is losing the scholarship... because not only will I be making less money, I will be in substantially deeper debt than if I were to attend Tech.I guess with all the banter back and forth, we kind of lost this important part of the puzzle. I faced this same decision as a 0L. I took a full scholarship to a school contingent on a 3.0, and ended up with a 2.9. I was fortunate to have transfer options and Willamette was the program I really wanted. I was flatly told by those I was put in contact with that Willamette was like many lower ranked schools (my former school included) who offer more scholarship money than can possibly be kept by its entering class. They count on the curve to negate scholarships and prevent transfer. That way they have full tuition paying students for the 2nd and 3rd years. Make no mistake, there will be people who are good students and work hard who will lose their scholarships. If you wouldn't attend a lower ranked school if you had to pay full price, don't.***my bad for taking your thread a different direction, I'll stay out of any additional back and forth. ***Salem is a nice town, just boring. Portland is a pretty easy ride, tons of people make that commute easily.
My biggest fear about attending Willamette is losing the scholarship... because not only will I be making less money, I will be in substantially deeper debt than if I were to attend Tech.