Serett wrote: yossarian71 wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Maybe a silly question, but if I apply for need-based aid, will that be added on top of any merit scholarship? Or will they count the previously awarded merit money against any NB money?
Dunno about Michigan specifically, but some schools have a merit-aid cap for which you are no longer available for need-based. For example, GWU's is 16k/year.
I think they supposedly (not sure if it always holds up in practice) have something like this. My merit award letter indicated that I was still eligible for need-based aid, while I've read posts by others who indicated theirs stated that the size of the offer would eliminate them from need-based consideration.
You realize that unless you have a family or URM status (and even then), need-based aid in law school means loans, which everyone is eligible for. Perhaps if you have a ton of existing debt, you can get a bit knocked off, but don't count on it. You're presumed to be an adult, and most people do not have substantial assets.