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Financial Aid / Re: Financial Aid Forms, Now???
« on: December 17, 2005, 08:19:29 AM »
Doubtful. Most financial aid offices at schools that I am aware of won't do anything with you until you are an admitted student, so its pointless to do their school specific stuff now. My school wouldn't touch my file until my seat deposit had registered, but they worked quickly once it hit to get my award letter done and processed so I could work on private loans.

Financial Aid / Re: what do i need to do?
« on: December 17, 2005, 08:17:27 AM »
Well, you can get the FAFSA done and out of the way as soon as possible.. like when you do your taxes, or now if you can project that.
Most of the private loans people advise you to wait until you have your award letter from the schools and all yoru fafsa stuff done before you apply for private loans, since their loan amount is dictated by FAFSA, esentially. I would do the FAFSA now or as soon as you can and then just sit on that until you know where you will be going and how much more you will need above FAFSA. There really isn't anything else you CAN do as far as private law loans go. Having the FAFSA done ahead of time will help though so once you get your acceptances, the process will be quick.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: December 16, 2005, 11:54:01 AM »
I just found this thread.

In at Florida Coastal for Spring.

That's the only school I applied to because I can't leave JAX so it was my only option. Thenk god I got in!

GPA 2.6 (lsac bastids!)
LSAT 154

Financial Aid / Re: what do i need to do?
« on: December 16, 2005, 08:30:47 AM »
The financial aid office at your school (law school) will help you with private loans. They need to give you your award letter (indicating how much you will get from FAFSA) which also shows what the cost of attendence is for your school. You will be able to borrow the amount of the cost of attendence (as calculated by your school) less the amount of AID the feds give you. For me it was $14,000 for the 2 semester loan period. No where near $40,000.

(cost of attendence is $38k and change, and I am getting $18,500 from feds so my difference is $14k)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any suggestions for Pre-1L reading???
« on: December 14, 2005, 04:52:25 PM »
I really enjoyed "One L" by Scott Turrow.

All the other "how to do well in law school" books I think are just BS. You'll figure it out when you get there.

If you have been denied for credit any time recently, you are entitled to a free credit report. I just got one last night after getting denied for an alternative loan. Turns out there was a HUGE error on my husband's report (a $5000 collection on there that was WRONG). We then called the people who made the error, they are requesting the credit reports take it off and also faxed us a letter explaining it was an error to show to credit people or financial institutions that may have denied us because of it (duh, ya think?) since it can take up to 90 days to be removed from his credit report.
Anyway, you are also entitled to 1 free report every 12 months, if you go to any of the credit reporting agencies (transunion, equifax, etc) they can direct you to how to get it. Its fairly simple. I am glad I did it (though the one from TransUnion doesn't give you your SCORE..just your report..weird)

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