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3 Tips to Make a Wise Investment in Law School

Use data to make the right choice and leverage acceptances to get more scholarship money.

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If you inquire about a scholarship you've been offered and a school reveals to you that only half the students who received the same scholarship last year were able to maintain that scholarship this year, for instance, the scholarship can be considered about half as valuable, he says.

A school may require that a student maintains a 3.5 GPA to keep a scholarship, but that scholarship could ultimately be of little worth if students don't pry for more detail, McEntee adds. "You have to ask, 'What does a 3.5 mean based on their curve? How many people are getting this scholarship? And how many are keeping it?'" 

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