legends159 wrote:The grant money is just for 1L year.
2L and beyond the numbers will change dramatically for 3 reasons:
1. They expect you to get instate tuition after 1L so the grant automatically drops by 6.5K (so you gotta live there for a year and get a driver's license or register to vote)
2. Summer employment. They give you a 7K living allowance for summer employment. Then expect that 60% of what you make after that 7K cushion will be applied to tuition. E.g., if you make 10K over the summer, they expect 60% of 3K or 1800 to go towards tuition. Now if you make the typical 30K that 2L firm jobs give, you'll be paying 13,800 of that towards tuition.
3. Probably won't have an effect, but the state of California's economy might influence grants. The financial aid officer told me they're pretty insulated but that it could be a unlikely possibility.
I'm confused, 2L jobs pay $30k just during the summer or are you talking about working part time year round?
Also, where'd you hear they give a 7k living allowance in the summer?