I'm strongly considering applying for graduate programs for Fall 2007 entrance. My GPA is about a 3.0--I have great professional experience, but unfortunately not in any way related to planning. I've noticed in the student forum that many people received half/3/4/ or even full tuition paid.
Here's my question: Should I apply now even though I have no experience in planning, or should I try to get a job in planning, work a few years, and then apply?? Will it even really make a difference, or is financial aid mainly determined by GPA and GRE's (which obviously won't change no matter how much experience in planning I have)??
I'm poor; I live in California, but I want to go east for grad school..so that means, out of state tuition. The lowest tuition for a school that I would actually want to attend is Rutgers...