What to do?

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>I'm trying to decide whether or not to accept offers from two regional schools with the following stats:</p>

<p>School A (private school)
Lower Tier 2
Slightly larger class
about 47K a year for all costs </p>

<p>School B (private school)
Upper Tier 3
Smaller class sizes
about 47K a year too but they are offering me a first year merit scholarship that will cover about 40% of the cost.</p>

<p>I'm having a hard time deciding. I'd be a returning student who is currently earning a decent salary (closer to the six figure mark than not) and am not sure if the opportunity cost of 3 years going to a lower tier school and changing professions is the right choice. </p>

<p>Any thoughts, opinions, experiences, etc that you are willing to share is greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>Thanks for reading my post!</p>

<p>As you said, they're regional schools. So which one is in the region that you'd rather be in? One half of one year's tuition really isn't enough to justify making a decision.</p>

<p>well...they are about 40 miles within each other, so technically can cover the same region. I currently live closer to school b and don't really want to move, but wouldn't mind eventually settling down in school a's area, either (given the 40 mile radius difference...they are still different cities).</p>

<p>A friend of mine is in paralegal and he told me that there are too many people trying to be lawyers and that its hard to get a decent salary that is worth the cost of law school and foregone income unless you are in the top of your class or go to a top law school. He gave examples of several of his paralegal colleagues who went back to school, and actually saw no increase in salary because they didn't make it into big firms.</p>

<p>I just thought I'd throw that out there. Anyone with experience, comment on what I've said and give your opinion. My thought would be to make sure law school is what you really want.</p>