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More fun with EFC and Parent Contribution Questions!
« on: March 22, 2006, 08:39:09 PM »
Because this board hasn't been beaten to death already..

Anywy, my EFC is bupkus. I got my financial aid "package" from Albany Law a while ago (just found out now from my parents, gee thanks) and I got the full stafford business and private loans of $32344 or whatever it was. Now, they never asked for my parents' information. I *did* fill out the NYS Tuition Assistance Program thing (which the top amount they give is $550, but I guess I didn't get any.) My parents' AGI was less than $60,000 (more than $55,000.. I forget).

So.. did I get squat in aid because ALS doesn't have any to give? Or, am I generally in a position in which I should expect to have nothing? I already knew I'd be $200k in the hole (I've got $50k undergrad loans, a mix of private and subsidized only) so I'm not too flipping-out about it.. just curious. ???

Re: More fun with EFC and Parent Contribution Questions!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 12:00:15 PM »
Most law schools say they have "limited" funds for need-based aid, and give their need money to a few really extreme and worthy cases.  But I once looked at Albany, and as I recall (could be wrong), they don't even PRETEND to give out aid based on need.  Their only finaid programs are merit money, loans, and a few scholarships to attract URMs.

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Re: More fun with EFC and Parent Contribution Questions!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 09:27:23 PM »
Most law schools say they have "limited" funds for need-based aid, and give their need money to a few really extreme and worthy cases.  But I once looked at Albany, and as I recall (could be wrong), they don't even PRETEND to give out aid based on need.  Their only finaid programs are merit money, loans, and a few scholarships to attract URMs.

Yeah there's lots of URM love at Albany. Or poor/disadvantaged folk or whatever. Their 25% GPA is like 2.8 now. Yikes! Oh well. If you get in and you cut it, good for you!

Loans up the wazoo, I guess.