It is per year.
I feel your pain...my EFC was pretty crazy. I honestly dont think it makes that much of a difference - I know a few people w/0 EFCs and they got no grants. Im not sure exactly how "poor" you have to be to get grants.
Quote from: cesco on June 02, 2006, 10:25:54 PMIt is per year. mine was as well so i didn't get any grants but i still got the maximum 18.5 in gov't loans which helpsThat's what i thought I guess we're not considered "in need"
Joining the "can't get financial aid" club. The gov't system is very biased against anyone who has held down a full-time job prior to starting law school However, you may want to contact the school fin aid office and explain the situation. Some schools will readjust your EFC to reflect that you will no longer be working once school starts. They pretty much want you to live in abject poverty for three years it seems, which is a bit ironic since there are so many campaigns to end poverty. ("let's end poverty, except for those of you who are students with families- we don't care if your kids grow up poor")