Getting Married 2L Summer

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crossarmant
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Getting Married 2L Summer

Postby crossarmant » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm starting up law school in August and my fiancee and I have been trying to figure out a good timeline, with both of us finishing our grad degrees and whatnot, to get married. We were both thinking of doing so the summer after my 2L, but my mother said that if she's working full-time and bringing in a fair amount of money, that it could screw up my financial aid awards. Does anyone know the validity to this? All I'm receiving and using outside of scholly money is subsidized, unsub, and PLUS loans. I'd like to get married, but if it's going to mess up my award, I'd have to postpone until after I graduate.

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Re: Getting Married 2L Summer

Postby Kilpatrick » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:54 pm

If you didn't get married until after 2L, your 3l financial aid will have already been decided based on your FAFSA info from the previous year.

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Re: Getting Married 2L Summer

Postby crossarmant » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:52 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:If you didn't get married until after 2L, your 3l financial aid will have already been decided based on your FAFSA info from the previous year.


Duh. Don't know how that didn't occur to me. Thank you.

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Re: Getting Married 2L Summer

Postby desertlaw » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:55 pm

sounds more like your mom just making things up to stop you from getting married.

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Re: Getting Married 2L Summer

Postby crossarmant » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:10 pm

desertlaw wrote:sounds more like your mom just making things up to stop you from getting married.


Haha, not quite. My aunt is going back for her bachelors and turned down a proposal because his income would've canceled her need based aid; she thought it might apply to me. Figured I'd ask.




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