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jcvidal

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Expected financial aid
« on: December 15, 2005, 05:43:20 PM »
I realize that itīs basically impossible to predict the amount of grant aid a student can get for law school -- but Iīm curious if anyone has heard of, or knows of an average amount most law students get from the government.  Apparently, need-based aid isnīt calculated until after enrollment.  :'(

mikebravo

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Re: Expected financial aid
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005, 07:06:52 PM »
When you say, "get from the government" I suppose you mean federal financial aid. Graduate students aren't eligible for grant money, like in undergrad.  Almost all get the guaranteed $18,500 in loan money, and many get other federal loans that are based on need.  Some get work-study money also.  Of course, there are private loans available as well.  Basically, if it's not a loan, or work-study money, then it's not from the government.  Of course, law schools give out scholarships based on need and merit. 

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Re: Expected financial aid
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2005, 07:24:36 PM »
When you say "need based aid", i'm assuming you do NOT mean loans. On my fafsa, my estimated family contribution is 0. I did not get any "need based aid". all loans.
check the footnotes ya'll

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Re: Expected financial aid
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005, 07:58:32 PM »
Generally there is very little (almost no) need-based grant aid in law school, but there is much more merit based aid.