mcmand wrote:UW Law 2L lurking here. HMU with questions, if you have any. I'm an open book. Can't help you get in but can help you know if it's right for you.
Thanks for jumping in! Question - how long after you got a decision did you have to wait for your financial aid award?
I was actually admitted off the waitlist after the scholarship deadline. So I didn't get any scholarships for 1L year. That's a better question for the admissions office that they will probably answer accurately for you. My inkling is that they probably award all the 1L scholarships at once before the deposit deadline, because in order to even be considered for a scholarship you MUST fill out the required scholarship application by its published deadline
Also, I noticed some confusion last year in the 2018 thread about the two different systems of financial aid operating concurrently at UW. UW Law's Admissions office manages the scholarships. Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) deals with the federal loans and university grants, and does so for the entire university. Last year, OSFA sent out award notices to admitted students and it only contained the loan financial aid, which made them think UW wasn't given them any scholarships when that wasn't necessarily the case. OSFA just doesn't talk to UW Law admissions - instead, they award you the loan aid, and if you don't end up needing it (because of scholarships received or other reasons), you decline some amount of it.