When did you get notified of your UCLA scholarship? I'm still hoping for money from them.
i'm curious about this as well. their deadline is coming up soon, and i havn't heard back from them yet either...
It was about two weeks ago that I heard. The merit scholarship folks seemed to pay attention to the financial aid award, so if you haven't received your financial aid packet yet, that could be the reason for the scholarship delay.
Are you both, Neutron and hopelyn, planning to go to UCLA?
well, i already received my financial aid package. i emailed the scholarship woman and asked if that meant i'm not getting anything. she said they were unrelated. i have it narrowed down to UCLA/USC or Duke. if UCLA doesnt come up with some decent money, i wont be going, since both USC and Duke gave me some
Are you a California resident? If not, one big appeal of California is that it is one of the few states where you can easily establish residency and get in-state tuition at public schools after your first year. That equates to about $25,000.00 in scholarship money when comparing costs of schools.
I don't know if USC drops your tuition if you get in-state residency. They are a private school, aren't they?
As for Duke vs. UCLA.. I think it greatly depends on whether you are going for corporate law. My impression is that Duke is more of a corporate law mill than most. (Half their law students are dually enrolled for MBAs.) If corporate law is your bag, I'd think Duke would be a better choice. Otherwise, I suspect that UCLA may have more to offer.