No chance for a poor international?

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Lambda

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No chance for a poor international?

Post by Lambda » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:47 am

Hello guys, I'm a poor international student currently studying at one of the HYPS. I've been doing research on attending a law school in the US, and from what I'm gathering, it seems pretty much impossible to do because of the lack of availability of loans to foreigners.
Are the only available options finding a co-signer or getting into HLS/YLS and get an institutional loan?

I realize there are some opportunities to get substantial financial aid from lower-ranked schools, but I'm not sure about the job prospects given that I would need visa sponsorship to work in the US after graduation.

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Re: No chance for a poor international?

Post by Danteshek » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:15 am

Lambda wrote:Hello guys, I'm a poor international student currently studying at one of the HYPS. I've been doing research on attending a law school in the US, and from what I'm gathering, it seems pretty much impossible to do because of the lack of availability of loans to foreigners.
Are the only available options finding a co-signer or getting into HLS/YLS and get an institutional loan?

I realize there are some opportunities to get substantial financial aid from lower-ranked schools, but I'm not sure about the job prospects given that I would need visa sponsorship to work in the US after graduation.
Let's see. You're a foreigner who is not an engineer or scientist. I'm sure your country needs you more than we do.

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Re: No chance for a poor international?

Post by worldtraveler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:26 am

Lambda wrote:Hello guys, I'm a poor international student currently studying at one of the HYPS. I've been doing research on attending a law school in the US, and from what I'm gathering, it seems pretty much impossible to do because of the lack of availability of loans to foreigners.
Are the only available options finding a co-signer or getting into HLS/YLS and get an institutional loan?

I realize there are some opportunities to get substantial financial aid from lower-ranked schools, but I'm not sure about the job prospects given that I would need visa sponsorship to work in the US after graduation.
I have a couple of friends in this position and they managed to find private loans. It's probably something you should discuss with a school. It would probably help if you have good credit established, so if you don't have a credit card or a credit history, now would be the time to start.

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