francesfarmer wrote: smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.
Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid
. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.
That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!
Why? Free money is free money, who cares what it's called?
Would you rather 20K merit and 4K need or 25K merit and disqualified for need?
I realize everyone wants to double dip we can't all have our cake and eat it too. Tons of us are "needy" at the very least because we have crappy jobs that we will lose next year when we go to school. But law schools have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to giving out "need based" aid.