FOR ALL MILITARY VETERANS : If you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program (which means you have 100% eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill even if you have used a portion of it under Chapter 30) go to the following link and click on your schools state to see which institutions participate. Remember that the schools contribution is MATCHED by VA so the amount listed is doubled for that year.
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You should be able to get in a law school with those numbers if you have some decent soft factors too. JAG doesn't care where you go to law school.
I wouldn't put much weight into what Rick stated. You'll get into a school you have a few great soft factors going for you, and I'm sure your letters of rec. and personal statement are going to be great! Good luck, Im also taking the test on Sat.
Hey there fellow vet, I just finished my first semester. That must be nice to have the Yellow Ribbon- I'm jealous.
I applied for the post 9-11 back on october 1st and still haven't gotten a response! Make sure you apply way ahead of time,.
How does it work exactly, If Michigan's rate is 990 and the school tuition is 1067. I get the 50% benefit (i got out in 2002- longgg time ago). Do I basically get 445 knocked off my tuiton?
If a veteran is smart enough to save that benefit until getting to law school they basically just saved 100,000 in loans! Especially with the Yellow Ribbon.
Are you going to ask Wayne to reconsider?
Don't even sweat it, you don't want to move to Michigan with their economy anyway. With your soft's, their loss. Congrats on the score increase as well. Best of luck with the rest of your cycle!
I see you got waitlisted at DePaul too...I guess they're not loving the URMs, huh? :-) And $40K of debt isn't bad...I have a feeling most of the applicants in our LSAT/GPA range are going to be near $100K deep if not worse! And congrats of Loyola Chicago! It seems like a great school.
Thanks for the congrats. You know, I'm super OCD and create Excel spreadsheets for everything so I mapped out the expected costs of each school I'm applying to over 3 years, and even at Suffolk I'd be looking at around $90K debt for the cost of living and all sorts of other expenses. A full ride by no means zero debt. My goal is not to go with the highest ranked necessarily, but I'm not expecting a full ride either. I've been saving for two years and am okay with the loads of debt. My theory is that if I go to a better school with a better legal job market, a good regional rep and good alumni resources I will be more likely to land a good job and pay off my debt quicker. I hate the saying, but I guess I'm looking for the biggest "bang for my buck." What is your take the whole debt thing?
Wow those are some amazing perks for having served in the military! I'll have to convince my brother to go back to school...he's in the AF right now. Since cost doesn't seem to be an issue at all, yeah you should definitely go to the best school possible. I hear the rankings don't matter too much after T14-Top 20, but it still seems like T2 is the way to go over T3. You also have to take in to account the state you'll be moving to for school...if it's not T14 you won't have a lot of mobility job-wise so you want to go to a state you'd be happy living in. Those were my reservations with MSU and Suffolk. I'm a west coast girl. You also don't want to end up where the competition is so fierce that your grades completely suffer. Just things to keep in mind! :-)
Good luck with the rest of your applications. I'm looking into going JAG as well.
Thanks for the tip on Minnesota. Thanks to you, I applied at Hamline. i had a app waiver, so we'll see what happens!
Hope to see you there man! I'll be there for sure.
Hey congrats on the scholarship to Loyola. They offered me something similar. Do you plan on attending Discover Loyola?
Congrats on UND!! and youre right the acceptance letter is slightly impersonal!! hope to see you there!
I just got a call from Haline offering a pretty huge scholarship. Thanks a lot!
Though it must be hard to turn down Big Red I think you made the right choice in the long run. A degree from Loyola is going to open up a VASTLY larger market and alumni base to you. Have fun in Chicago man!