crackberry wrote:WTF, what does this line mean?:
"If you choose to apply for the post-graduate Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), your assumed student contribution will be the cost of tuition for each of your three years in Law School."
Does that mean if I click merit-only I am opting out of LRAP? That is bullshit. I'm not going to qualify for need-based aid, but my mom isn't gonna pay for school. So I will be taking out loans but because I won't get need-aid, I don't qualify for LRAP?
Am I understanding this right?!
Don't worry, crack. I did the merit-only option and received this after I submitted it (see bold):
We are in receipt of your completed application for financial aid.
Please note that you elected to apply for merit-based scholarships only. As a result, you will not be considered for need-based scholarships from NYU School of Law. If you choose to apply for the post-graduate Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), your assumed student contribution will be the cost of tuition for each of your three years in Law School. You may elect to submit your financial information at a later date. If you wish to do so, please contact our office.
If you have any questions or concerns about the financial aid process, please feel free to contact our office. We look forward to working with you!
Of course, if you already know you'll want to take advantage of LRAP, you might as well go ahead and disclose all the financial information (I think that was option C?).
EDIT: Just realized that this doesn't really answer your question about qualifying...
I still think you'll be ok. I've never heard of a school denying LRAP to a student because of well-off parents...but I have been wrong before (e.g. this post)