Congratulations to all the other scholarship recipients! I'm glad to see that GULC is one of the few schools that offers substantial need-based aid.
I just received a merit scholarship today on top of the need-based aid. My email said that I would be getting an extra email from Alison Spada with more information... is that where the information about the amount being guaranteed is found? How did you find that out? That would be amazing.
That is what admissions told me via phone. Here's some more information from last year's thread:
santoinettea wrote:FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CLARIFICATION ABOUT LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS (and those who skim):
I wasn't able to get a hold of the contact in the email, but I did speak with a friendly woman in the Financial Aid Office.
1. The Law Center Scholarship includes whatever need-based assistance you received or will receive in grants. [This was confirmed by someone else earlier in the thread.]
2. This is when I asked if the scholarship offered for each year was guaranteed or if the need-based portion would fluctuate and thereby shrink the scholarship. She gave a very clear (and great) answer, which was something along the lines of:
Each year we need to reapply for financial aid. The need-based portion might decrease for years 2 and 3, but if it were to drop at all (e.g., to half or even to $0), they would compensate for that difference with more merit money, so we would still receive the full amount indicated in the email about Law Center Scholarships.
This was fantastic to hear! I am so excited! Being guaranteed that amount for each year just changed everything for me. I think I'm Georgetown bound! : )
P.S. Other people should call and confirm this. I will call on Monday to speak with the woman specifically mentioned just to be safe. However, the woman I spoke to today said that my questions were very easy to answer, so that's a great sign.
dpk711 wrote:Also, to clarify some potential confusion, the intent to enroll forms are not binding -- I have confirmed this with several representatives of the GULC financial aid and admissions office. I've sent mine in and am still waiting for my financial aid/scholly evaluation at Penn.
I would, however, recommend calling admissions and asking so that you are sure. You can't (unfortunately) always trust the Interwebs these days