A little help here guys...

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zeth006
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A little help here guys...

Postby zeth006 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:32 pm

Ok, I'm in a minor panic at the moment.



I got a $23k grant for 1L at USD. I heard from an online chat session with USD's financial aid people that because the grant is well, non-renewable, I won't be eligible for a need-based grant during 2L or 3L. At best, unless I'm top 5-9%, I can only hope for an "endowed scholarship" which could mean anything. Unless I become somehow eligible for an "endowed scholarship" the financial aid mentioned, I'll have to compete for merit-based grants. Basically every man for himself style.


So my question now. Is it typical for people who rank even as low as bottom 40-70% of their class to receive some kind of merit-based aid or endowed scholly to help pay for law school?

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:21 pm

I've never really heard of someone being given aid after starting school. So, by the time you have a rank, it's way too late. Looks like you are taking out loans like most people.

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby zeth006 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:41 pm

blhoward2 wrote:I've never really heard of someone being given aid after starting school. So, by the time you have a rank, it's way too late. Looks like you are taking out loans like most people.


Then it's a bit late to ask for a top 30% stip. I didn't send deposits to other schools. No more leveraging power unless I lie.

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby andreea7 » Wed May 19, 2010 11:22 am

zeth006 wrote:Ok, I'm in a minor panic at the moment.



I got a $23k grant for 1L at USD. I heard from an online chat session with USD's financial aid people that because the grant is well, non-renewable, I won't be eligible for a need-based grant during 2L or 3L. At best, unless I'm top 5-9%, I can only hope for an "endowed scholarship" which could mean anything. Unless I become somehow eligible for an "endowed scholarship" the financial aid mentioned, I'll have to compete for merit-based grants. Basically every man for himself style.


So my question now. Is it typical for people who rank even as low as bottom 40-70% of their class to receive some kind of merit-based aid or endowed scholly to help pay for law school?


Hmm, why would someone with a low rank get a "merit" scholarship? Clearly only need-based would apply if the school revisits that every year.

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby Compaq1984 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:13 pm

while it is likely that you may have to take out additional loans 2/3L... I would advise talking to your FA office instead of asking strangers on TLS.... this is a school specific issue... for instance, PITT offers alot of FA that is ONLY available to 2/3L students... Your FA office will let you know how you could be eligible for this $$$ if it does exist... talk to them and if all else fails, just borrow! ha ha

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby TheReignmaker » Wed May 19, 2010 12:15 pm

Compaq1984 wrote:while it is likely that you may have to take out additional loans 2/3L... I would advise talking to your FA office instead of asking strangers on TLS.... this is a school specific issue... for instance, PITT offers alot of FA that is ONLY available to 2/3L students... Your FA office will let you know how you could be eligible for this $$$ if it does exist... talk to them and if all else fails, just borrow! ha ha


+1

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby CmonSD » Wed May 19, 2010 12:18 pm

Also, check the USD website. It talks about tuition scholarships for 2L and 3L...you just have to be the top 10-15 students.

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby zeth006 » Wed May 19, 2010 3:46 pm

CmonSD wrote:Also, check the USD website. It talks about tuition scholarships for 2L and 3L...you just have to be the top 10-15 students.



That shouldn't be too difficult. :roll:

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Re: A little help here guys...

Postby CmonSD » Wed May 19, 2010 4:01 pm

zeth006 wrote:
CmonSD wrote:Also, check the USD website. It talks about tuition scholarships for 2L and 3L...you just have to be the top 10-15 students.



That shouldn't be too difficult. :roll:


Lol right? What I was getting at is: if that is their requirement for 2L & 3L scholarships, I doubt they will give merit scholarships for the 40% range. But as an above poster said, you should talk to the school.




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