FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

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ShibaDan

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FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

Postby ShibaDan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:26 am

So I did my FAFSA and Need Access forms last night, and what a joy they were. As expected, my EFC was 0. Knowing that financial aid for law school is near non-existent...does someone with an EFC of 0 actually get good aid or does this not really matter?

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Re: FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

Postby chisoxfan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:53 am

Congrats on getting an EFC of 0. Mine was around $12K, which I'm assuming is because I'm not in school and have been working for more than a full year. Does anyone know how much the EFC actually counts? Cause for damn sure I won't have that much cash on hand when it comes to August.

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Re: FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:58 am

Well, there's no federal grant money for law school, so EFC isn't a huge deal. It may affect how much subsidized loan money you get v. unsub.

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Re: FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

Postby Jerome » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:52 am

TipTravHoot wrote:Well, there's no federal grant money for law school, so EFC isn't a huge deal. It may affect how much subsidized loan money you get v. unsub.


Or how much institutional need-based aid you may receive.

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Re: FAFSA EFC and LS aid correlation

Postby swc65 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:12 pm

I am curious about this too. Although FAFSA EFC and institutional EFC for law school may be much different. Most Law schools look at your parents' info. So if theirs isnt 0 too there can be a huge discrepancy.



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