100 % Tuition scholly...can I get any grants for living??

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100 % Tuition scholly...can I get any grants for living??

Postby ILoveCaffeine » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:32 pm

While these may be silly questions, I am actually not certain of the answers. Here you go:

I received a 100% tuition scholarship to my school for all 3 years. I plan on living on my husband's income over the next 3 years and not taking out loans for cost of living. However, he is self-employed and money can dry up at times. If grants are available, I would like to try and get one.

I know that in undergrad, I received a few grants after completing the fafsa. Are there grants for law school? Are they for tuition only? Are they only need based? Is the cost of tuition a factor in calculating the "need"? Is it worth it for me to complete the fafsa if I do not plan on taking out any loans?

Any comments from those more experienced in this process are welcome.


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Re: 100 % Tuition scholly...can I get any grants for living??

Postby zonto » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:38 pm

Do all your need-based stuff (it should be done already). A scholarship is a grant, so I'm not sure what you're referring to. If it's a Pell Grant, those days ended for you when you finished your undergrad. Schools evaluate your need-based applications based on the total cost-of-attendance (COA on these boards) and tuition, books, rent, utilities, etc. are a part of that. Each school will be different.

I have heard of a couple cases where people were given a living stipend for the first year, but I doubt they had full scholarships along with it.


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Re: 100 % Tuition scholly...can I get any grants for living??

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:47 pm

Depends on the law school. Several law schools do issue grants beyond full tuition & fees; sometimes these additional funds are limited to the cost of books & supplies, while others include living stipends designed to also cover first year housing costs. Again, this is a minority of law schools that offer grants beyond full tuition & fees, so it depends upon the particular law school in question.

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