Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

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joetheplumber
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Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby joetheplumber » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Is it possible to ask financial aid for more aid or do they usually say no...

mr.hands
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Re: Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby mr.hands » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:20 pm

This seems extremely difficult. Can you demonstrate increased need, aside from the fact that you now owe money from 1L loans?

I'd be floored if you got anything, though

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Ohiobumpkin
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Re: Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Yeah, get married to somebody who works at the school. Works every time. :wink:

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jump_man
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Re: Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby jump_man » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:19 pm

I've only heard of this happening in two situations:

(1) When students leverage transfer offers for increased financial aid.
(2) When schools have scholarships set aside for the top students in the 1L class (presumably to serve as an incentive against transferring up).

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Re: Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby mr.hands » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:25 pm

jump_man wrote:I've only heard of this happening in two situations:

(1) When students leverage transfer offers for increased financial aid.
(2) When schools have scholarships set aside for the top students in the 1L class (presumably to serve as an incentive against transferring up).


Yeah i'll second this. Both are extremely rare, however.

The first is rare because 90%+ of students don't have the option of tranferring. So that takes #1 and #2 off the table

The second is rare because, even if you are in the top ~10%, most schools don't have scholarships set aside. It's a case-by-case thing

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Re: Anybody able to get more need aid as a rising 2L

Postby gdane » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:06 am

Check to see if your school has a continuing students financial aid application.




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