« on: August 04, 2005, 02:24:34 PM »
The world is not over if you do not do well on the LSAT. Sure, getting a scholarship and going for free would be ideal. But, if that does not happen your dreams are not over. You can still go to law school, you just have to deal with the loans that are associated with higher education. My parents tried to help me through undergrad, but I worked 40 hours a week and took out loans to pull it together. When I decided to go for my masters I was on my own. I was working full time and doing assistantships, so the cost was not crazy, but I had to take out loans for that too. I was nervous about financing law school through loans, but I do not have a choice since my parents can not afford to pay for me to go to school. Taking out the loans sucks, but as someone already mentioned, there are public interest programs that drop your loans, or greatly reduce them. Also, educational loans have such a low interest rate, and it is a given that most people will more or less pay them back for years and years. Debt sucks, but it goes hand in hand with any graduate school.
Hopefully you do well on the LSAT and can get a full or partial scholarship, but if not and law school is truly something you want to pursue, suck it up and take out the loans.