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Financial Aid / Desperately need help with Financial Aid
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:49:08 PM »
Ok I have quite a few questions about filing for financial aid and the fafsa.

first, i need to file the fafsa asap correct? How can i do this however, if i still havent recieved my w-2s from last year. On the fafsa app do i need to include my parents income? Another thing is I only worked about 2 months last year from oct-dec so my year to date is significantly low. I have no money in the bank, savings etc, so theres practically nothing to put on the fafsa. Is this going to be some sort of problem? Will it look sketchy that im including practically nothing?

Once i figure out how to fill the fafsa out, wht do i do about sending the stuff to law schools? I heard u can only add 6 school codes at once. Then what do i do about the rest? I applied to quite a few and need the info sent to all schools. how do i do this?

any other help or info would be really appreciated! thank you so much everybody!


Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:24:55 PM »
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!

Acceptance from Franklin Pierce.  I'm so damn relieved, I can't explain it.  I know FP is only 4th tier, but this is my second shot around the block, and I'm just happy to know that I WILL go to law school in the fall.

I'm damn happy right now.

3.62, 157.

according to USNews FP is a tier 3...

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: January 11, 2006, 05:38:16 PM »
Lilacs04 -

No doubt, we all have to keep a positive perspective.  Congrats on your acceptance to Pace - did they offer you enough $$ to sway you from your other prospects?  Your numbers will get you into most of your schools, IMHO - good luck!!

Thanks, lawgirl! Pace offered me 18K/year which is slightly more than half their tuition (I think their range of merit scholarships is 5K - 24K, so I didn't do too poorly). Even though they're a Tier 4, I'm sorely tempted to take them up on their offer -- will be even more tempted if Brooklyn, Cardozo, and Fordham all say no. I think this is a very unpredictable year for apps, with increasingly harsh lsat scales tempered by an overall decrease in's really feeling more and more like a crap shoot.

wow pace is tier 4? i always thought it was tier 3? has it always been in the 4's??

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: January 07, 2006, 03:36:33 AM »
Dinged at Seton Hall. OUCH! My first rejection. Although I must say, their rejection letter was rather sweet and almsot touching at times.

Hey AKC... what are ur numbers? i applied to SHU law and got waitlisted today. I wasnt too happy either but I thought your numbers were a little better then mine.. im surprised they dinged u

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Aceptances and Rejections
« on: January 06, 2006, 04:01:20 AM »
In at Duquesne and Widener Deleware... waitlisted at Seton Hall

Hey everybody, i have a few questions regarding financial aid and my Fafsa application.

I just moved out of my house in september to my own apartment. I am currently independant. i have no wife or children and am only 21 years old. i have a very small part time job i work once a week on the books. i get money under the table to pay rent. what should i put on my fafsa to get the most financial aid? do i list that i am independant? if so do i have to include anything about my parents. will this give me the most aid? or should i say im dependant which my parents will let me do and put their info it. common sense would say the former, but these reports are far from common. i just need to get the most possible, because my credit is poor and getting secondary loans will be rather difficult. any help and advice would be really appreciated. thanks so much in advance!


Acceptances / Re: The 'Cuse
« on: December 30, 2005, 12:40:49 AM »
congrats man... i went complete on the 8th of Dec so im hoping to hear something soon... congrats once again!

i wanted to apply to a few more safetys in the tier 4, maybe even tier 3 range that i could get a decent scholarship at. Barry sent me a letter saying i could get 24k over three years so i may send an app in there. can anyone else recomend some schools that i have a good shot at scholarship money, and especially any school i could get a free ride at? i would really apreciate the help!!
btw in case u missed it... 152 lsat, 3.62(3.59) gpa tons of extras and solid lors and ps

Acceptances / Re: Accepted at American
« on: December 11, 2005, 01:45:47 AM »
how were u notified? when was ur app sent and complete?

Acceptances / Re: Catholic University
« on: December 07, 2005, 02:50:37 PM »
when did all of u guys who got accepted apply? I havent gotten an email yet and I had my report requested on Nov. 7th? what about everyone else? now im worried...

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