Early Binding Decision

General admissions strategy questions, what are my chances, discussion of specific application materials like financial aid and scholarships.
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peacherino6
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Early Binding Decision

Post by peacherino6 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:02 pm

Does applying for (and being accepted through) an early binding decision reduce the amount of scholarship money you may receive?

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Re: Early Binding Decision

Post by ymmv » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:07 pm

Consensus answer always used to be yeah, it probably does. It’s been a long time since I applied to law school though. At the very least you’re eliminating your ability to bargain using better offers.

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Re: Early Binding Decision

Post by icechicken » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:54 pm

Yes, you'll definitely see less scholarship money on average if you apply ED. Binding decisions and merit aid do the same thing: get people to matriculate. If any law school kept their financial-aid process walled from their admissions process, which is the only way to ensure that ED admits get the same consideration as everyone else, they would say so.

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Re: Early Binding Decision

Post by peacherino6 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:01 pm

Thanks everyone!

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