Your eligibility for financial aid is determined based on a 9-month academic year Cost of Education budget. Federal regulations stipulate the expense categories used in the budget. Furthermore, regulations restrict the budget to the expenses of the student only. Expenses of other family members can not be included. While we do not expect students to spend exactly what is listed in each category, the total estimated cost should be adequate for the categories shown.
Expenses not listed such as car payments, consumer debt payments, child support payments, alimony, moving expenses, security deposits, and interviewing expenses are the responsibility of the student and cannot be included in the budget. Expenses incurred prior to the beginning of the Fall term or during the summer after the spring term ends are not considered in evaluating your financial aid eligibility, because financial aid relates to the 9-month academic year.
Budget increases can be made for child care expenses incurred so that the parent can attend law school full-time. Other eligible budget increases include unexpected medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance, learning accommodations testing, and the purchase of a computer.
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