So, if I understand correctly, if you go to U Dub, the army pays tuition and gives you 80k on top for three years and then you work for them for six years, at ~100k/year. you also give up the chance to work cool places in summer.
What would your duty status be if you attend a non-FLEP school? Would the Army be paying you any salary/benefits? What would be your remaining service commitment after finishing?
#1). I've been accepted to Georgetown(PT) & USC. I'm also hopeful about Cornell/Duke/Michigan panning out into an acceptance. I will probably not get anything but very minor grants to any of these schools. FLEP will not pay for these schools because they only allow up to $20K annual tuition, and I am legally not allowed to pay the remainder. Only the school can cover the rest, and like I said none of those schools will likely offer me anything more than a very minor grant. So if I did one of these, I'd have to pay my way full-freight.
#2). University of Washington, Seattle. This is the best school I got into that FLEP will pay for. I will have absolutely no student debt upon graduation and will be on active duty status during law school. As such, I will collect about $80K/year captain's pay (in addition to not paying tuition/fees), will have full health/dental for myself/family. I will also have a job in JAG waiting for me (pays about $90K/year and will not top out more than about $110K). The cons are that I would have to serve at least 6 years after graduation. I also have to spend my summers doing Army internships and would not be allowed to do a clerkship (something which interests me).
Are you telling us that you will be going to law school for free in addition to getting paid $80K each year for attending? And, you will have a guaranteed job after graduation that pays about 100K?
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