OFF THE RECORD - Seton Hall Law

Veterans Education Benefits for Law School

Posted by Karen Sokol on 12/7/17 4:28 PM

If you are a veteran who is thinking of applying to law school, you may be eligible to use your veterans education benefits to help pay for your tuition and other qualified expenses.  In some cases, veteran’s benefits will cover the entire amount of tuition and fees.  Below, I address the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Admissions

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Posted by Karen Sokol on 5/23/17 1:13 PM



Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to law school. You’ve received your acceptance from the Admissions Office and your Financial Aid Award letter. Now what? What steps do you need to take to receive your financial aid awards?

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Topics: Advice and Tips, Financial Aid

Guidance For Current Students Looking For Outside Scholarships

Posted by Capri Reid on 12/8/16 4:26 PM

Finding outside scholarships was much easier than I expected. I was surprised to learn how much funding is available for current students. Each scholarship has a different criterion. Sometimes scholarships are geared towards students pursuing an area of law, such as health law, criminal law or public interest. Sometimes scholarships are geared towards a category of students such as women, first generation law students, or New Jersey residents.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Advice and Tips

Your First Step To Secure Law School Financial Aid - the FAFSA

Posted by Karen Sokol on 11/15/16 8:35 AM

If you are researching financial aid for law school, you may know that the 2017-18 FAFSA is now available - 3 months earlier than in the past. Previously, the FAFSA was able to be completed any time after January 1, and this date has been moved up to October 1.

The 2017-18 FAFSA asks for 2015 federal income tax information – yes 2015. If you have applied for financial aid previously as an undergraduate, you may do a double take – isn’t 2015 the same information that you put on the 2016-17 FAFSA? The answer is yes, as this is the transition year. Instead of the prior year, the FAFSA now collects Prior-Prior-Year, which financial aid offices call PPY.
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Topics: Financial Aid

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