A quick update on the possibility of a public law school in Massachusetts: the proposal passed 11-5 in the University of Massachusetts' Board of Trustees Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. A Mass. public law school is one more step closer! (In case you're learning about this for the first time, the Southern New England School of Law offered itself as a donation to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in October.)
Before a UMass Dartmouth law school can become reality, the proposal has to be passed by another university committee and the Board of Trustees before it reaches the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, which has the final call. If passed, students would matriculate to the new public law school in December 2010, paying $23,565 (for Mass. residents) and $31,209 (for out-of-staters), according to The Herald Tribune, which ran a piece about local Mass. delegates who support the proposal last week.
From the Boston Business Journal: "If approved, the public law school is expected to generate $673,576 for the Commonwealth in tuition revenue next year and more than $1 million annually within five years. The new school also would produce a university cumulative cash balance rising from $1.8 million in Fiscal Year 2011 to $10.2 million in Fiscal Year 2018." If the addition of the new school doesn't cost tax-payers anything--as its supporters say it will not--these numbers aren't too shabby.
The last few years were tough on all of us, and we’ve all dealt with our own hardships differently. Now that most schools have returned to being in person full-time, some students might be struggling with transitioning away from the comforts of remote, virtual learning.
Student loan debt is a harsh reality for nearly 50 million college graduates in America. There was a time when a college degree all but promised a living wage and a middle-class lifestyle, but with the cost of education and cost of living constantly on the rise, it is becoming increasingly difficult for college graduates to achieve financial independence as they struggle to make regular student loan payments that essentially equate to a month’s rent in some cases.
Getting back into the swing of school life can be challenging after a long summer of beach days, pool days, late nights with friends, or even just your summer job. With summer coming to its inevitable end, we thought it would be the right time to share some tips on how to make your transition back to study mode as seamless as possible.