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shane0515
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ED aid question

Postby shane0515 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm a little on the edge with my LSAT score. I want to apply Early Decision. Is it true, you get no scholarships whatsoever because of this? Im not complaining or anything, I was just wondering if they automatically rule you out for aid besides loans?

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Re: ED aid question

Postby im_blue » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:39 am

You're more or less ruled out for merit aid except in rare cases, so you should plan on not receiving aid from an ED school.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby stj2013 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:14 pm

For binding ED you will likely be ruled out, but for non-binding ED you might still get scholarships/merit aid.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby Veyron » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:20 pm

And need based is still possible but unlikely.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby sumus romani » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:28 pm

Some schools will give very small scholarships, like $5,000 per year to a really needy ED'er. But everyone above is right. If you ED, then you absolutely need to be prepared to pay full cost for every expense.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby swc65 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:29 pm

Where are you planning to ED? I was ED and still got a large need-based grant. However, this isn't something you should bank on.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby im_blue » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:16 pm

Law school aid is almost entirely merit-based, which is used to attract applicants with high numbers away from other schools. ED applicants have already committed to attending, so it makes no sense for schools to offer them any money.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby shane0515 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:28 pm

Thinking of EDying to Duke.

3.58 GPA

164 LSAT

AA male

Top 30 school

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Re: ED aid question

Postby GettingReady2010 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:43 pm

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Re: ED aid question

Postby dominkay » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:51 pm

GettingReady2010 wrote:What if a school specifically says that EDing at their school will not impact any potential scholarship offers? Are you saying the school is lying?


Yes.

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Re: ED aid question

Postby GettingReady2010 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:04 am

dominkay wrote:
GettingReady2010 wrote:What if a school specifically says that EDing at their school will not impact any potential scholarship offers? Are you saying the school is lying?


Yes.



What evidence do you have of this?

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Re: ED aid question

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:08 am

It depends greatly on the school. Michigan for instance is very formulaic with their aid and many EDers received merit aid. A few searched on lawschoolnumbers.com should shed some light...




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