Schools typically do not give out more than the student budget allows, per federal regulations for student loans. Most schools are pretty clear about this on their financial aid pages and recommend that students minimize their debt/payments as much as possible prior to entering law school. Car payments, consumer debt, mortgages, etc. will not make you eligible for more money. If you have a family to support, there is often a separate family budget that should give you more money than the single-person budget.