tjsmms061906 wrote:Quick question. Does anyone know which schools offer fee waivers for veterans?
For me, the only one that specifically noted veteran status as the reason for a waiver was Iowa, but there were a few other waivers that may have been given (unofficially) for the same reason.
Quick GI bill question: I received a full tuition scholarship from the school I will be attending (
), but it does not include fees. I'm elligible for 60% of GI Bill since my first 5 years were undergrad obligation, so will the GI Bill pay for 100% of fees (since that's WAY less than 60% of in-state tuition) or will they only pay 60% of the fees? I know the difference is not huge, probably near $1k per year, just trying to plan.
This is going to be a horribly written post, because I am pretending to listen to my girl yell at me on the phone. If its hard to understand, I will revise.
Its all going to depend on how your law school lists the scholarship. If you can get them to apply it only to the tuition, you will get 60% of the fees. If you have them apply it to the fees first, then the VA normally will pay 60% of the tuition, but no more than 100% of tuition can come from both sources. If you can get them to label it as an award or a stipend, the VA will pay their full amount to the school and then you can a refund of the surplus.
For these examples, Fees are $100, tuition (and scholly) is $1000Option One, Scholly applied just to tuition:
VA pays no money on tuition, since 100% is already covered/
VA pays $60 against the fees.
You pay $40Option Two, Scholly applied to fees that to tuition:
VA pays no money on fees, since 100% is already covered
Schools pays $940 on tuition. VA prepares to pay $600 on tuition, but caps it at $60, since the total of 940+60 is 100% of tution.
You pay $0Option Three, Scholly applied as a stipend/award that disbursed from the university treasurer:
Law school pays the University Cashier $1000.
VA pays the cashier $600 for tuition.
VA pays the cashier $60 for fees.
Law school bills the cashier $1,100.
Cashier applies the $1660 it has to your debt.
You pick up a check for the balance.
Law school pays you $560