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Scholarship info!

Postby jtawil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:57 am

Hi all!

I'm getting responses back now from law schools and I was recently admitted to BU, Cardozo and a few others. I was wondering when I would hear back from them regarding if I was awarded any scholarship money. I've never filled out a FAFSA in my life (I went to a cheap city undergrad), nor have I ever filled out any other financial forms. So my questions really are:
When should I expect to hear back from them?
Are there any forms I should be filling out?
Is there anything else I should actively do, or just wait?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby UVA2B » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:02 am

It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby mrtux45 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:00 pm

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby jtawil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:59 pm

UVA2B wrote:It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

When do you think I should fill out a FAFSA?

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby UVA2B » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:27 pm

jtawil wrote:
UVA2B wrote:It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

When do you think I should fill out a FAFSA?


When you figure out which school you're going to attend.

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby jtawil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:33 pm

UVA2B wrote:
jtawil wrote:
UVA2B wrote:It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

When do you think I should fill out a FAFSA?


When you figure out which school you're going to attend.

But I can't know that until I know how much aid they'll give me!

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby guynourmin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:33 pm

jtawil wrote:
UVA2B wrote:It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

When do you think I should fill out a FAFSA?


could do it as soon as you finish your taxes since you already have all that info on hand. That's when I will do mine.

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:36 pm

UVA2B wrote:
jtawil wrote:
UVA2B wrote:It somewhat varies, but if it's merit based aid you're looking for, they generally give you that when you're admitted. Need-based will require you to file FAFSA, etc. Then there is the issue of negotiating aid, which will come when you have competitive offers from peer schools.

When do you think I should fill out a FAFSA?


When you figure out which school you're going to attend.


Actually, if you plan on applying for need-based aid anywhere (not a bad idea, generally speaking), then you want to fill out your FAFSA and Need Access forms ASAP and send them to any schools that you have been accepted to and are considering attending.

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby curry1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:37 pm

jtawil wrote:Hi all!

I'm getting responses back now from law schools and I was recently admitted to BU, Cardozo and a few others. I was wondering when I would hear back from them regarding if I was awarded any scholarship money. I've never filled out a FAFSA in my life (I went to a cheap city undergrad), nor have I ever filled out any other financial forms. So my questions really are:
When should I expect to hear back from them?
Are there any forms I should be filling out?
Is there anything else I should actively do, or just wait?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby jtawil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:03 pm

curry1 wrote:
jtawil wrote:Hi all!

I'm getting responses back now from law schools and I was recently admitted to BU, Cardozo and a few others. I was wondering when I would hear back from them regarding if I was awarded any scholarship money. I've never filled out a FAFSA in my life (I went to a cheap city undergrad), nor have I ever filled out any other financial forms. So my questions really are:
When should I expect to hear back from them?
Are there any forms I should be filling out?
Is there anything else I should actively do, or just wait?

Thanks in advance!


retake

What?

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby curry1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:08 pm

jtawil wrote:
curry1 wrote:
jtawil wrote:Hi all!

I'm getting responses back now from law schools and I was recently admitted to BU, Cardozo and a few others. I was wondering when I would hear back from them regarding if I was awarded any scholarship money. I've never filled out a FAFSA in my life (I went to a cheap city undergrad), nor have I ever filled out any other financial forms. So my questions really are:
When should I expect to hear back from them?
Are there any forms I should be filling out?
Is there anything else I should actively do, or just wait?

Thanks in advance!


retake

What?


you should retake the LSAT

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Re: Scholarship info!

Postby jtawil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:10 pm

curry1 wrote:
jtawil wrote:
curry1 wrote:
jtawil wrote:Hi all!

I'm getting responses back now from law schools and I was recently admitted to BU, Cardozo and a few others. I was wondering when I would hear back from them regarding if I was awarded any scholarship money. I've never filled out a FAFSA in my life (I went to a cheap city undergrad), nor have I ever filled out any other financial forms. So my questions really are:
When should I expect to hear back from them?
Are there any forms I should be filling out?
Is there anything else I should actively do, or just wait?

Thanks in advance!


retake

What?


you should retake the LSAT

Lol why would I



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