I think it's different for each person. For me, I think the biggest challenge was not "psyching myself out." That meant I needed months of practice, so I could tell myself there was no way I could have done more and to just relax and do the best I could. When I looked over my earlier practice tests, I realized I was missing a lot of realtively easy things just because I was rushing and reading too quickly. For you, maybe six weeks is plenty of time to prep. I would recommend doing timed sections right away to get a sense of what it feels like to sit that long. Good luck!
I got a 149 on my first practice test. I ended up getting a 168 on the real deal. In between was six months of almost daily studying, about two hours a day. I used Kaplan and Princeton Review books, the LSAT Logic Games Bible and lots of real LSATs.
I heard a few weeks ago. I submitted my FAFSA the first week of February, as soon as my husband and I had our w2s. I also got a merit offer. The need-based award was in a separate envelope but came the same day.
I was offered $3k a year in need-based aid. To give you some perspective, I'm a working journalist, married to a working journalist, so I was surprised I got even this much. According to the FAFSA, by contribution is something like $29k. Journalism does not pay well. That figure is insane.