The latest inspired offer comes to us from Pace. The Wall Street Journal calls it a "fire sale," which generally means the purchaser is getting a ridiculously good deal. Who are you to disagree with the Wall Street Journal?
Starting next academic year, qualifying students who enroll at Pace can earn a law degree at the tuition rate of their home-state public law school.On the surface, Pace is simply attempting to compete with the lowest sticker price option an applicant has. Will match competitor coupons! But it does so much more: by varying the price based on an applicant's home state, they're incentivizing applicants from states like Wyoming. This is a cunning way to increase diversity, as Pace will no doubt have a flood of applications from the mountain states, enriching the White Plains community.
The size of the discount would vary depending on the home state of the applicant. University of Florida, for example, charges in-state residents about $22,200. So an accepted applicant from Florida would pay less than half of Pace’s normal rate. The discount would be even steeper for students from Arkansas, whose in-state tuition stands around $14,000.
Smart applications would be wise to move near the cheapest public law school ASAP to get the best price point on this deal. But not too fast! This bargain's not for everybody. Exclusive, platinum card offer!
The program isn’t offered to any applicant. A Pace spokesman told Law Blog that eligibility would be mostly based on applicant GPA and LSAT scores with a loose cut-off around the median scores of Pace’s own students.Yes, that's right, folks, this can't-miss deal is available only to people who loosely score around a 150 on the LSAT. So get studying. Additionally, to keep the deal, students have to be in the top 50% of the class, which thankfully is a fairly easy feat for the entire class to attain.
And with White Plains' super-low cost of living, this makes getting a prestigious private school education as affordable as ever. Spots limited, act fast! Low interest rates available!