So, I'm thinking ahead to when I apply to law school next fall. I have never filled out a FAFSA as an UG. My pre-law advisor (who is pretty useless and whose judgment I do not trust) told me I need to fill one out prior to applying in order to be able to attract scholarship options within weeks of being accepted. Is this true, or do I not need the FAFSA to qualify for those scholarships - which I assume are usually performance-based?
Part II: When filling out the FAFSA prior to law school, should I claim as an independent even though I'm not? I know that once you're in graduate school you can claim independence, but technically I won't be at the time of filling it out. Thanks in advance for your responses!
Discuss various money matters here. Loans (federal and private), scholarships, lottery winnings, or other school finance related information and queries.
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