« on: May 09, 2007, 11:39:25 AM »
(Note: I searched the first few pages for a similar topic and found none. Hopefully this isn't a over-asked newbie question...)
I'm taking my LSAT this summer and going to law school in the fall of 2008. But I have this nagging question: how am I going to freaking pay for law school??? The schools I'm looking at have a price tag of $15,000 - $30,000 a year. My single mom makes maybe $30,000 a year and I make like $15,000+ a year working part time at a telemarketing firm. Federal aid will only go so far.
So does everyone else have parents pay for it? Scholarships? Student loans from the private sector? I have a feeling I'll have to go the student loan route... so does anyone have any idea how easy it is get loans for law school if one doesn't have any collateral? Would getting a credit card to establish credit be helpful or only negligably so?
Any advice or stories from people who have gone through this or resesarched this already would be really helpful. Thanks a lot~
It looks like you're doing remarkably well on your LSAT prac tests. If getting out nearly debt free is important to you, consider this. If your numbers are good enough for , say, a top 20 school like UT, Vanderbilt, GW, etc..., but you would be happy going to a tier two like American, U Maryland, Brooklyn, St. John's, Rutgers, etc..., you should apply to the tier 2's and expect to get some serious scholarship money. My ex- girlfriend had a strong transcript/LSAT, knew she wanted to stay in Boston, and got a free ride from a reigional school.
Debt is important, and may keep you from practicing the kind of law you want to.