« on: September 04, 2008, 07:34:10 PM »
Could you talk some about how scholarship money/financial aid works? It seems kind of confusing to me. When you get accepted to a school, with your acceptance letter, do they say "oh, and also, we've decided to award you $X per year in scholarship money." Or... what?
With FSU, they sent me a scholarship letter after I was accepted and after speaking with their Fin Aid dept at their accepted student day.
Almost every school dispersed scholarship for law school works exactly like they did for undergrad. You get them for writing essays, LSAT score, GPA, etc. I would definitely find out what scholarships are available at the schools you are looking at, and research what you need to do. Some require writing an essay, some require interviews, etc.
As far as other Fin Aid goes, make sure you know your stuff. Know how much your school appropriates for Cost of Attendance each year, because you cannot take out more in a loan than that.