GULC and financial aid


NZ Girl

For those who have been admitted by GULC through the early action scheme, has anyone received financial aid with their offer, or an invitation to apply for a scholarship or tuition waiver?

I am curious as to whether funding is offered to early review applicants with their offer in December, or if decisions are made at a later stage, once the admissions committee has the chance to review all applications. The latter makes more sense, as it seems premature to make offers of financial assistance if the committee hasn't obtained a feel for the whole applicant pool and unfair to penalise applicants in the regular review.

For those who have been admitted by GULC through the early action scheme, has anyone received financial aid with their offer, or an invitation to apply for a scholarship or tuition waiver?

I am curious as to whether funding is offered to early review applicants with their offer in December, or if decisions are made at a later stage, once the admissions committee has the chance to review all applications. The latter makes more sense, as it seems premature to make offers of financial assistance if the committee hasn't obtained a feel for the whole applicant pool and unfair to penalise applicants in the regular review.
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dggc

Well, the website states that even finaid and scholarships are offered on a rolling basis. I haven't received anything with the offer though...and I was kinda asking myself the same question..

Well, the website states that even finaid and scholarships are offered on a rolling basis. I haven't received anything with the offer though...and I was kinda asking myself the same question..
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I understand that decisions on financial aid will be made in the spring

I understand that decisions on financial aid will be made in the spring
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platinS

Hi, I was wondering if there is an expression of intent or whether the GULC financial scholarships are available on some identifiable basis.

Are we supposed to do anything at our end? Or do we just wait and see if Gtown invites us?

It would be near impossible to attend Gtown without some form of aid, so was a bit anxious on this count.

Somebody suggested that I write to the profs explaining the situation but for some reason this seems a bit cheap (may be not!) and I'm not sure if it will be viewed nicely.

Would you guys also happen to have a clue about the kind of on campus jobs one can hope to gain and how much it can contribute towards offsetting tuition?

Hi, I was wondering if there is an expression of intent or whether the GULC financial scholarships are available on some identifiable basis.

Are we supposed to do anything at our end? Or do we just wait and see if Gtown invites us?

It would be near impossible to attend Gtown without some form of aid, so was a bit anxious on this count.

Somebody suggested that I write to the profs explaining the situation but for some reason this seems a bit cheap (may be not!) and I'm not sure if it will be viewed nicely.

Would you guys also happen to have a clue about the kind of on campus jobs one can hope to gain and how much it can contribute towards offsetting tuition?
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dggc

Hi, I was wondering if there is an expression of intent or whether the GULC financial scholarships are available on some identifiable basis.

Are we supposed to do anything at our end? Or do we just wait and see if Gtown invites us?

It would be near impossible to attend Gtown without some form of aid, so was a bit anxious on this count.

Somebody suggested that I write to the profs explaining the situation but for some reason this seems a bit cheap (may be not!) and I'm not sure if it will be viewed nicely.

Would you guys also happen to have a clue about the kind of on campus jobs one can hope to gain and how much it can contribute towards offsetting tuition?


I have the same question PlatinS, however instead of writing and expressing interest just yet, I will write to the admissions office requesting some information on that matter, which I think is more austere and not cheap at all. I heard they won't be open until after the new year's so I am waiting until january to do that. When I get any info on this matter I'll let you guys know!

<blockquote>Hi, I was wondering if there is an expression of intent or whether the GULC financial scholarships are available on some identifiable basis.

Are we supposed to do anything at our end? Or do we just wait and see if Gtown invites us?

It would be near impossible to attend Gtown without some form of aid, so was a bit anxious on this count.

Somebody suggested that I write to the profs explaining the situation but for some reason this seems a bit cheap (may be not!) and I'm not sure if it will be viewed nicely.

Would you guys also happen to have a clue about the kind of on campus jobs one can hope to gain and how much it can contribute towards offsetting tuition?</blockquote>

I have the same question PlatinS, however instead of writing and expressing interest just yet, I will write to the admissions office requesting some information on that matter, which I think is more austere and not cheap at all. I heard they won't be open until after the new year's so I am waiting until january to do that. When I get any info on this matter I'll let you guys know!
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platinS

I did a bit of asking around, i am told that it is better to write to them, since this is the only possible way in which the team which allots scholarship would come to know of the fact that you need financial aid

I did a bit of asking around, i am told that it is better to write to them, since this is the only possible way in which the team which allots scholarship would come to know of the fact that you need financial aid
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I have some conflicts with this issue as well - on the one hand, the website about the fellowships say they are offered on a rolling basis; but as pointed out, this could be unfair to those who submit in the later stages (or foolish me, who is still making up her mind!) I wonder also if scholarships, waivers and fellowships are treated differently as from my research, the site only looked at fellowships and there are only a few for specific LLM programs.

to answer PlatinS about possible part time jobs, I know a couple of people in the US doing their doctorates (but in science) who take on teaching assistance jobs. having said that, I have been told availability depends on the faculty, so its probably worth asking if the law school even offers these opportunities.

I have some conflicts with this issue as well - on the one hand, the website about the fellowships say they are offered on a rolling basis; but as pointed out, this could be unfair to those who submit in the later stages (or foolish me, who is still making up her mind!) I wonder also if scholarships, waivers and fellowships are treated differently as from my research, the site only looked at fellowships and there are only a few for specific LLM programs.

to answer PlatinS about possible part time jobs, I know a couple of people in the US doing their doctorates (but in science) who take on teaching assistance jobs. having said that, I have been told availability depends on the faculty, so its probably worth asking if the law school even offers these opportunities.
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dggc

Well, like I'd said I wrote them requesting general information on scholarships and whether there are any specific forms or procedures for finaid...but I have no answer yet...

Well, like I'd said I wrote them requesting general information on scholarships and whether there are any specific forms or procedures for finaid...but I have no answer yet...
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Spikee7288...

Thanks for the pioneer work, dggc! ;-) I don't think there is any need for all of us to contact them.

The admitted student website states the following concerning scholarships:
"On the basis of students' LL.M. applications, Georgetown Law will select a group of applicants and invite them to apply for the scholarships."
Since they require applications to be completed by March 1 for scholarships, it appears they will not "invite students to apply" before that date.

The FinAid website even states that there are only external commercial loans available to international students. I am hoping for this not to be true. ;-)

Thanks for the pioneer work, dggc! ;-) I don't think there is any need for all of us to contact them.

The admitted student website states the following concerning scholarships:
"On the basis of students' LL.M. applications, Georgetown Law will select a group of applicants and invite them to apply for the scholarships."
Since they require applications to be completed by March 1 for scholarships, it appears they will not "invite students to apply" before that date.

The FinAid website even states that there are only external commercial loans available to international students. I am hoping for this not to be true. ;-)
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dggc

The FinAid website even states that there are only external commercial loans available to international students. I am hoping for this not to be true. ;-)

That is true for loans only. There are scholarships for international applicants offered by GULC itself.


The FinAid website even states that there are only external commercial loans available to international students. I am hoping for this not to be true. ;-)</blockquote>

That is true for loans only. There are scholarships for international applicants offered by GULC itself.
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Spikee7288...

Yeah, I am aware of the difference between loans and scholarships and I didn't say otherwise. ;-) Just wanted to give my opinion on the scholarship and loan situation.

Yeah, I am aware of the difference between loans and scholarships and I didn't say otherwise. ;-) Just wanted to give my opinion on the scholarship and loan situation.
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dggc

So..I got this:

Dear Mr. -----------,

Aside from our Graduate Tax Scholarships and Global Health Law Fellowships, Georgetown has a small amount of scholarship funding available for outstanding LL.M. students. All admitted international students are considered for scholarship funding on the basis of their application materials, and selected students will be invited to apply. Please note that such scholarships cover partial, not full, tuition.

In addition, the Law Center's website provides some information about outside scholarship sources for international students at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaid/apply/documents/InternationalStudentAid_Info.pdf. The ability of foreign students to work is also limited by the type of visa they receive.

We realize that the decision to study abroad for an LL.M. represents a significant investment, and we hope the resources above will help you as you begin the search for scholarship funding. As we learn about additional sources that may be of interest to our students, we try to update the list on the Admitted Student Website to include those sources.

Best regards,

So..I got this:

Dear Mr. -----------,

Aside from our Graduate Tax Scholarships and Global Health Law Fellowships, Georgetown has a small amount of scholarship funding available for outstanding LL.M. students. All admitted international students are considered for scholarship funding on the basis of their application materials, and selected students will be invited to apply. Please note that such scholarships cover partial, not full, tuition.

In addition, the Law Center's website provides some information about outside scholarship sources for international students at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaid/apply/documents/InternationalStudentAid_Info.pdf. The ability of foreign students to work is also limited by the type of visa they receive.

We realize that the decision to study abroad for an LL.M. represents a significant investment, and we hope the resources above will help you as you begin the search for scholarship funding. As we learn about additional sources that may be of interest to our students, we try to update the list on the Admitted Student Website to include those sources.

Best regards,
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Hi all,

This thread basically answers some of our questions - dated 2009 so still pretty recent. note BUG's posts as this user received a scholarship (and declined it eventually)

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/62640/1#post-66074

Hi all,

This thread basically answers some of our questions - dated 2009 so still pretty recent. note BUG's posts as this user received a scholarship (and declined it eventually)

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/62640/1#post-66074
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watch out for update.

watch out for update.
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NZ Girl

I have received no news regarding financial aid. Anyone else?

I have received no news regarding financial aid. Anyone else?
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I've received an offer for the Graduate Tax Scholarship (half tuition).

But the deadline for accepting is 1 March, and NYU (1st choice) is expected to send out it's decisions in March!

Now I'm not sure what to do.

I've received an offer for the Graduate Tax Scholarship (half tuition).

But the deadline for accepting is 1 March, and NYU (1st choice) is expected to send out it's decisions in March!

Now I'm not sure what to do.

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NZ Girl

Congratulations! That is a very tempting offer from GULC. If I were you, I would contact NYU and ask for an early decision plus any financial aid they can possibly offer. Give details of the offer from Georgetown and the financial aid they can offer. But that is just my opinion.

Congratulations! That is a very tempting offer from GULC. If I were you, I would contact NYU and ask for an early decision plus any financial aid they can possibly offer. Give details of the offer from Georgetown and the financial aid they can offer. But that is just my opinion.
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Thanks, NZ Girl, I was thinking the same thing.

Although I doubt that NYU gives out early decisions on that basis - at least I have never heard of it. But it's worth a shot.

Thanks, NZ Girl, I was thinking the same thing.

Although I doubt that NYU gives out early decisions on that basis - at least I have never heard of it. But it's worth a shot.
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NZ Girl

Correct me if I am wrong, as I am not applying to a tax programme, but I thought NYU has started notifying candidates for the tax programme according to one of the NYU threads.

Correct me if I am wrong, as I am not applying to a tax programme, but I thought NYU has started notifying candidates for the tax programme according to one of the NYU threads.
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Yes, but only domestic candidates, as far as I know. I'm a foreign applicant.

Yes, but only domestic candidates, as far as I know. I'm a foreign applicant.
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