LttleBlakDress wrote: DeeCee wrote: BrightLine wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote: you're now telling them you may or may not be able to give that information out before seat deposits are due?!
There is something very unscrupulous about that. How can they expect people to deposit for something when they don't know the cost?
Although I am not able to contribute much to the ding bar, this thing where aid is not expedited is annoying. I want to be able to make my decisions based on scholarships, grants, and loan totals for each of the schools I'm considering. This has happened at a couple schools I have applied to, and as a result, I am making my deposit at the school that did not withhold decisions before deposit dates.
It's 100% fucked up. It means that people who obviously do not have unlimited funds anyway, or they wouldn't be waiting for financial aid awards, have to risk significant cash on seat deposits to even see what their financial situation for the next 3 years *might* be. Obscene.
Law school admissions is handled completely different than other graduate school admissions (as an Master's student that will be a 1L come fall, I have some experience with this). It's a game that is never laid out to the applicant all at one time, though applicants are required to be completely transparent throughout the process.
One of the schools I was considering refused to process my fin aid before the deadlines. This was because one of my parents did not want to provide documentation of their pay, and the school took a hard line approach on this, despite the fact that I have lived on my own and worked for *several* years without parental assistance. My parents did fill out the Need Access and FAFSA, in it's entirety, but they just felt requirement for documentation of their pay was too invasive when they have no part in paying my education and I'm an adult. I tried to work with the fin aid at the school, and they wouldn't budge on the situation. Anyway, long story short, I withdrew from that school because of the fin aid problem. No other school has required any action by my parents whatsoever, and has processed my aid accordingly.
I know this isn't what you're getting at, but it is one example of the lack of transparency and empathy on the other end at some of the schools.