Top Ten Tips for Your Financial Aid Strategy
- Keep a good credit rating.
- Keep your credit card balances low or pay them off.
- Watch your other indebtedness (car loans, college student
- Fill out the FAFSA immediately and send it in. Similarly,
send in your law school applications as early as possible.
- Kick butt on the LSAT to have the best chance of receiving
scholarships and grants.
- Think about what job you want, and what its likely salary
will be. Ask the law schools for the placement histories and
average salaries of their recent graduates.
- Consider taking time off before going to law school to earn
money or pay off college debt.
- Establish, if possible, residency in a state to take
advantage of the lower in-state tuition at public law schools.
Rules for residency vary from state to state; you’ll need to
contact each law school to find out its current requirements.
- Read up on educational funding sources and apply for all
scholarships and grants that you can.
- Apply to many law schools to maximize your chances of
receiving financial aid. Compare your financial packages and see
if your schools can do better or can match other offers that you