So who here is seriously tempted enough by T4 money that they are considering attending? I'm curious to here other peoples' perspectives.
I'm waiting on Loyola LA PT, but even assuming I got in (and it is a decent reach, but not impossible), I am still very hesitant to just turn down $62k from Chapman (over 3 years) or a full ride from Whittier. I mean, the freedom of graduating nearly debt free would be amazing - especially since, like some on here, I'm a "nontrad" in that I'm older, married, and about to take on a ridiculous mortgage here in CA.
Also, I'm currently a paralegal at a large downtown LA firm (nationwide 500+ attys), and there are quite a few associates and partners who went to places like SWestern, Whittier, and similar schools up north. Sometimes their bios say "JD from Whittier: Dean's Scholarship recipient", so it's not like one can't overcome the "stigma" or whatever of a T4 - and they get to keep their $80k+.