Nonetheless, I'll break down the financials, and I would welcome you to let me know if you still believe Baylor is the best option.Approximate tuition for full JD:Baylor- $125,000St. Mary's- $90,000-$100,000Opportunity Cost (approximate salary loss from attending- not adjusted for payraises, bonuses, etc.):Baylor- $150,000St. Mary's- $24,000Scholarships:Baylor- $0St. Mary's- $10,000/year
passionately believes that my goals and career plans are "delusional."
Based on my scores, they're offering the highest amount. I hadn't really thought about trying to negotiate scholarship. In fact, I didn't even realize that was an option.
I am not sure what the terms of the scholarship are yet. All that I know is based on my conversations with their recruiter (I have not accepted or rejected either school's offer of admission, and I am still waiting for more information before I make the decision). They do offer scholarships for part-time students (which is what they have unofficially offered), and I will be attending their part-time evening program (9 hours per semester and 3 hours over the summer).
I hadn't really thought about trying to negotiate scholarship.
Ask about the GPA requirement. You can't make an informed decision without this information.
This is crucial information as well. Law schools are notorious for suckering students in with scholarships and then imposing overly-burdensome GPA requirements. If you can't maintain the target GPA, you lose the scholarship and, often, the school banks on you continuing at the school at full-cost rather than just writing it off as a loss.