GULG need aid?

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flyover
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GULG need aid?

Postby flyover » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:09 am

Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?

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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby starsong » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:52 pm

flyover wrote:Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?

GULC is extremely stingy with need-based aid. As with most schools, the formula takes into account your parents ability to contribute, not how much they will, in fact, contribute.

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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby violinst » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:58 pm

flyover wrote:Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?


Are you talking about grants or loans?

I don't think that their grants are need-based.

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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby starsong » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:01 pm

violinst wrote:
flyover wrote:Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?


Are you talking about grants or loans?

I don't think that their grants are need-based.

By definition, grants are need-based. Scholarships, on the other hand, are usually merit-based.

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violinst
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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby violinst » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:05 pm

starsong wrote:
violinst wrote:
flyover wrote:Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?


Are you talking about grants or loans?

I don't think that their grants are need-based.

By definition, grants are need-based. Scholarships, on the other hand, are usually merit-based.


True.

At GULC, they call it Dean's Tuition Grant. I was told that it's the same as a Dean's Scholarship. I believe that it is the only kind of grant they give. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby starsong » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:08 pm

violinst wrote:
starsong wrote:
violinst wrote:
flyover wrote:Sorry, but I can't find a clear answer to this: What does need aid at GULC require?

I was told recently that I was deemed ineligible for need-based aid.

I find this odd because I have basically zilch for savings, am scraping by on tutoring and contract work currently and my parents will contribute zero to law school (and I wouldn't ask any more).

Do I need to have been on food stamps before? Should I bother appealing?


Are you talking about grants or loans?

I don't think that their grants are need-based.

By definition, grants are need-based. Scholarships, on the other hand, are usually merit-based.


True.

At GULC, they call it Dean's Tuition Grant. I was told that it's the same as a Dean's Scholarship. I believe that it is the only kind of grant they give. Correct me if I am wrong.

Yeah, the terminology is confusing. I received a certain merit scholarship, but a larger number was listed under "Dean's Tuition Grant". So the difference may be a need-based grant.

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violinst
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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby violinst » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:24 pm

starsong wrote:
violinst wrote:
starsong wrote:
At GULC, they call it Dean's Tuition Grant. I was told that it's the same as a Dean's Scholarship. I believe that it is the only kind of grant they give. Correct me if I am wrong.

Yeah, the terminology is confusing. I received a certain merit scholarship, but a larger number was listed under "Dean's Tuition Grant". So the difference may be a need-based grant.


Oh, I thought that mine was merit-based....

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Re: GULG need aid?

Postby flyover » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:37 pm

starsong wrote:As with most schools, the formula takes into account your parents ability to contribute, not how much they will, in fact, contribute.


Yeah, this is what worried me. I suppose in theory my family could contribute if they don't mind living out of a cardboard box and eating ramen like I probably will.




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