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Is it possible to graduate law school debt free with fafsa?

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How do people graduate law school debt free? Is it with fafsa? #f #lawyer #law-school

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Chase’s Answer

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Hi Oscar,

I highly encourage you to research and seek out scholarship opportunities in order to decrease any debt owed after law school if you plan on taking out student loans. Additionally, if you attend law school, be sure to reach out to your school's financial aid department to inquire about scholarships. As an alternative, if you want to graduate debt free, there are many law schools around the U.S. where you can work full-time and go to law school part-time. However, if you want to go to law school as a full-time student, then I would advise seeking out scholarship opportunities.

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Delanie’s Answer

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Hello Oscar,

As a law school applicant, you are considered financially independent of your parents, so you may not qualify for need-based grants via your FAFSA like you may have during your undergraduate career. However, many law schools offer merit scholarships for high LSAT scores, first-generation students, etc. Make sure to look at the overall cost of attendance at each law school that you are considering, including tuition, books, fees, travel, etc., because the little things can add up quickly.

Delanie recommends the following next steps:

  • I recommend checking out the following website for more information: https://www.accesslex.org/
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Lauren’s Answer

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Oscar,

Since you will be a graduate student you would only qualify to receive student loan eligibility when you file the FAFSA. I would follow the advice above concerning scholarship opportunities that may be available.


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