« on: March 19, 2008, 05:06:15 PM »
I received my financial aid award letter from Temple the other day and was surprised at how little they are helping out given my EFC was 0. I was honestly hoping for significantly more grant money. My numbers do not really put me in line for a merit based scholarship since my LSAT is around their 25% level of their class but I feel that there may be some extenuating economic circumstances, basically economic background/history in my family that may warrant further need-based consideration.
Is this common or should I just wait to see what other schools say first since I have not received any other financial aid awards yet so maybe I don't have much leverage.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.