Negotiating Law School Scholarships

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Negotiating scholarships can be quite an intimidating process. I had no idea that this was even an option untill well into my application cycle. Not only is it possible, but it’s actually pretty common! As we all know law school is insanely expensive, and I don’t know about most of you, but my parents do not have $100,000 to shell out on my tuition.

So far I have been accepted into 9 law schools (I went a little crazy applying to basically everywhere) and of the 9 schools, 8 of them have offered me a scholarship. Some more than others, but that is normal. Although ranking & employment numbers are important, cost is just as important to me. I am very happy and blessed to have been accepted to so many law schools, but I do have to make the best decision for my future. So here are some basic steps to negotiating scholarships:

Step 1: Humble yourself

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2 Weeks until D-Day!

Decision day that is. I have two weeks to decide what law school I will be attending.

On April 10th one of my top choices will be expecting a $250 seat deposit & that is terrifying. I still haven’t made a final decision but I do have an idea of which school is my favorite.

This weekend I traveled to New Jersey to attend an admitted students day event, it was lackluster to say the least. So far I’ve visited two schools and neither have brought me to “Say yes to the dress.” This upcoming weekend I will be traveling to Illinois with my mom, I’m really hoping to be blown away. If I don’t like this school, lets just say…I’m screwed.

LawToya