LL.M Environmental law: Berkeley, NYU or Vermont


nwular
I need some help please.

Got into progs. at NYU, Berkeley and Vermont, have aid for just 2 (NYU and Vermont).

Love the clean tech programme at Boalt hall, but sadly have no aid at all and tuition is way up there. Also concerned about the rumors of budget cuts affecting education in California, I hope that's just it, a rumor, cause love, love the prog.

Also interested in job prospects after varsity, not necessarily with a law firm but a related agency, renewable, clean energy, NGO, or international org or the like, a law firm would also not be such a bad idea.

Slightly biased already, but cant attend Berkeley with no aid at all, international and impossible to afford at the current exchange rate.

Have about a week more to make a decision. Help please!!!
I need some help please.

Got into progs. at NYU, Berkeley and Vermont, have aid for just 2 (NYU and Vermont).

Love the clean tech programme at Boalt hall, but sadly have no aid at all and tuition is way up there. Also concerned about the rumors of budget cuts affecting education in California, I hope that's just it, a rumor, cause love, love the prog.

Also interested in job prospects after varsity, not necessarily with a law firm but a related agency, renewable, clean energy, NGO, or international org or the like, a law firm would also not be such a bad idea.

Slightly biased already, but cant attend Berkeley with no aid at all, international and impossible to afford at the current exchange rate.

Have about a week more to make a decision. Help please!!!
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Kobait
Have you applied for financial aid from Berkeley?
Have you applied for financial aid from Berkeley?
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nwular
No! Not yet but they give only $15,000 in aid. That's not much at all.
No! Not yet but they give only $15,000 in aid. That's not much at all.
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Deepblue
Hi nwular,

May I ask if it's not to indiscret how substantial the aids from NYU or Vermont are, are they full tuition or half-tuition aids?

Furthermore, you got into the university with the undoubtly best environmental law program in the U.S which is Vermont (but I assume you already knew while applying), so they have a lot of expertise.

The Environmental Law LL.M. at NYU seems also to offering a very good courses in the same field, so you can't go wrong there either.

In the beginning I would've suggested you wait for the fin aid that Berkeley is willing to offer, but if 15,000$ is the maximum possible amount this year, I reckon that it can become quite challenging as I heard that costs skyrocketed there.

If money is really an obstacle, you can still console yourself with knowing that you got into very prestigious law schools with signifcant aids/scholarships, a situation a lot of people would like to be in. Or you take out a student loan, but you will have to decide for yourself if it is worth the cost for attending the program in Berkeley.

Hope I could give a little advice.
Hi nwular,

May I ask if it's not to indiscret how substantial the aids from NYU or Vermont are, are they full tuition or half-tuition aids?

Furthermore, you got into the university with the undoubtly best environmental law program in the U.S which is Vermont (but I assume you already knew while applying), so they have a lot of expertise.

The Environmental Law LL.M. at NYU seems also to offering a very good courses in the same field, so you can't go wrong there either.

In the beginning I would've suggested you wait for the fin aid that Berkeley is willing to offer, but if 15,000$ is the maximum possible amount this year, I reckon that it can become quite challenging as I heard that costs skyrocketed there.

If money is really an obstacle, you can still console yourself with knowing that you got into very prestigious law schools with signifcant aids/scholarships, a situation a lot of people would like to be in. Or you take out a student loan, but you will have to decide for yourself if it is worth the cost for attending the program in Berkeley.

Hope I could give a little advice.
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