going abroad is always going to mean more money. i don't even think having a scholarship or financial aid would help you when it comes to those credits.
still, your options as a GULC 1L are going to be pretty open, even if you're not at the top of your class. you might be able to find some firm work (though it wouldn't be easy, unless you're at the top of your class), easily find some government work, non-profit work, etc. i'm also sure you could find a position with a federal judge in the DC area, which is always a good option no matter what you want to do.
maybe the question to ask is, what exactly is it you plan to do with your law degree?