Law School Discussion

Specific Groups => Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students => Topic started by: kor591 on November 29, 2006, 12:59:42 AM

Title: international students and financial aid
Post by: kor591 on November 29, 2006, 12:59:42 AM
hey
do international students get financial aid(merit based scholarships) if they have solid stats?
I sooo hope so. lawschool is way too expensive!!!

Title: Re: international students and financial aid
Post by: FossilJ on November 29, 2006, 02:26:47 AM
Yes, international students are usually considered for merit aid.  It's often the only aid a school will give international students.
Title: Re: international students and financial aid
Post by: kor591 on November 29, 2006, 09:49:44 AM
thanks!
we still have to apply for financial aid to be considered for the merit based scholarshp right?
Title: Re: international students and financial aid
Post by: FossilJ on November 29, 2006, 03:02:32 PM
Not at most schools, no.  It would be useful for you to carefully read the application section of all the schools you're applying to, though, just in case.
Title: Re: international students and financial aid
Post by: ananse on December 28, 2006, 07:02:46 PM
hey
do international students get financial aid(merit based scholarships) if they have solid stats?
I sooo hope so. lawschool is way too expensive!!!

I'm in the process of researching this issue but haven't gotten very far.  So far, BC is the only school I know of that offers absolutely no aid (not even merit-based aid) to international students.

Also, BU has a separate fin. aid form for international students.  I don't think we need the FAFSA but that's the only form that most schools mention in their fin aid section.